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The quiet victims during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have been those grieving the death of a loved one.

Safety top priority as Catholic schools stay closed

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Partners in Catholic education are in agreement with Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel in-class learning for the rest of this school year. 

Archdiocese plots plans for re-opening

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As Ontario and other provinces slowly begin to re-open a society that’s been in lockdown for more than two months, Church officials are well on their way in preparing for the lifting, or modifying, of the ban on large-scale gatherings like Mass celebrations.

Will a COVID-19 vaccine be linked to aborted fetus?

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A coalition of Catholic bioethical groups is urging the Canadian government to invest in COVID-19 vaccine research that doesn’t use cells derived from electively aborted fetuses.

Wedding plans take a sharp detour

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EDMONTON -- Like many brides-to-be, Kristina Roxas often dreamed about a perfect fairytale wedding.

Executive’s life takes a divine turn

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Sheri McConnell has no doubt some divine intervention was involved in her taking on the role of executive director of Mary’s Meals Canada in March.

National March for Life goes online to deliver pro-life message

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OTTAWA -- Canadians were urged not to be afraid to speak out to protect life from the moment of conception until a natural death during the first ever online National March for Life on May 14.

Jesuit facility closes after outbreak claims five lives

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Following five COVID-19 deaths in one horrific week, the Jesuit long-term care facility in Pickering, Ont., is closing temporarily.

‘Heartbreaking’ flooding hits Fort McMurray

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EDMONTON -- Having lived through their share of disaster, residents of Fort McMurray, Alta., are reeling in the aftermath of flooding that forced thousands to evacuate and damaged many buildings, including St. John The Baptist Church — the most central place of Catholic worship.

Fr. Larisey mixed love of art with faith

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When Jesuit Fr. Peter Larisey was 63 years old, a full professor at Regis College and on the edge of publishing a major book in 1993 that would be considered for the Governor General’s Award, he moved into a beat-up semi-detached house in east Toronto with a bunch of people in their 20s.

Giving Tuesday lives up to name

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It’s hard to tell how Giving Tuesday affected donations to Catholic charities in Canada, but ShareLife did see an uptick in donations from an e-mail blast sent to coincide with the annual charitable fundraising day May 5.