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To combat modern slavery, the fastest growing and second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world behind the illegal drug trade, anti-trafficking organizations are urgently calling for collaboration.

We ignore religious freedom ‘at our own peril’

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Different kinds of persecution are top of mind in political and media circles, but what receives little attention is Christian persecution, said John McKay.

No accounting for burial sites’ funding

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The $7.9 million allocated to the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation for “field work” at the alleged site of 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops, B.C. is only a small portion of the $110 million allocated to Indigenous communities to help them search and document burial sites at former residential schools. 

York Catholic board welcomes all in Christ

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Nearly one year ago, on May 29, 2023, York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) trustees voted 6-4 against a proposal to fly the Pride flag outside board headquarters in Aurora, Ont.

Toronto welcomes five new shepherds

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A packed St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, filled with family, friends and well-wishers, gathered May 11 to see five men become the newest priests for the Archdiocese of Toronto. 

'I will never forget you', March for Life theme

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Thousands of pro-lifers packed onto Parliament Hill and spilled out onto Wellington Street May 9 for the 27th annual National March for Life.

The diverse crowd gathered on the Hill at noon with its members bearing both homemade and professionally crafted signs pledging them to stand fast for the unborn and vulnerable.

Pro-lifers lose standard bearer to cancer at 41

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On May 9, as thousands of Canadians once again gathered on Parliament Hill for the annual March for Life, Canada’s pro-life movement lost one of its greatest champions. Albertos Polizogopoulos, a dear husband to Faye Sonier, father of two, and a friend of many, passed away at the age of 41 after being diagnosed with cancer in September 2020. It is a devastating loss not only for those of us who knew and loved him, but for the Canadian Church that benefited from his commitment, his conviction, and his integrity.

Brother André ’tangible’ in today’s world

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The Major Reliquary of St. Brother André Bessette will be touring the Diocese of Hamilton throughout May. 

A sacred yet physical reminder of one of the most prominent men in Canadian Catholicism, the Major Reliquary of the Quebec-born St. Brother André has just returned from a tour of various parishes in Connecticut last month.

Archdiocese, pride group find common ground

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If anyone expected to hear the White Rock Pride Society and the Archdiocese of Vancouver clash over love and sexuality, they would have been disappointed.

Wanted: professionals ‘on fire for the faith’

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A fellowship program launching this fall seeks to empower Catholic lay professionals to live their faith in their careers. 

Toronto pilgrimage to call for Gaza war’s end

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A worldwide act of solidarity with those affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict is making its way to Toronto over Mother’s Day weekend. 

The Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage is a global movement walking in prayerful solidarity with the people of Gaza, the densely settled territory at the centre of heavy fighting amidst the war.