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They’re schools educating young minds in different regions of Ontario, from the gritty working class streets of Scarborough to the picturesque shores of Georgian Bay in Collingwood.

Pandemic throws a curve at couples

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Couples struggling in their marriage have been hit with a double whammy by the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a counsellor with Catholic Family Services Toronto.

One year later, the wait continues

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It comes as little surprise to Chrystal Desilets that one year later, the federal government has no action plan in place in response to the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Cardus proposes change in funding

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OTTAWA -- Myths that independent schools in Ontario are bastions of privilege are getting in the way of an education funding model that is “fair and flexible” in Canada’s largest province, an Ontario-based religious think tank says.

Our Lady hits new heights

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CANMORE, Alta. -- The Virgin Mary is sitting with her son Jesus in a lush Alberta forest, surrounded by deer drinking from a gurgling stream, with the majestic Three Sisters peaks in the background.

Feds ask for more time to change rules on assisted suicide

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OTTAWA -- The federal government is now conceding it can’t change the rules around assisted suicide before a court-imposed deadline of July 11.

Racism: ‘It exists everywhere you go’

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Racism isn’t just a sin out there in the world, nor just a problem on American police forces, said Fr. Obinna Ifeanyi.

Public Masses can begin June 12, but many Ontario dioceses take more cautious route

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Despite the go-ahead to begin celebrating Mass on June 12, Ontario dioceses continue to take a cautious approach to re-opening churches.

Racists interrupt Inter-faith online meeting in Ottawa

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OTTAWA -- An effort in the nation’s capital to rally faith and community leaders in solidarity against anti-Black racism also served as a lesson about racist views held by some in society for a brief yet disturbing moment on June 9.

Quebec vows to help religious communities

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MONTREAL -- The government of Quebec announced it will pay close to $5.2 million to religious communities in the province so that they can offer bonuses to members of their staff who work in their infirmaries.

Ontario churches given green light

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Ontario churches can resume celebrating public Masses after the provincial government lifted the blanket ban on services.