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Health restrictions preventing anything beyond small gatherings should not keep people from grieving a loss, particularly for an event as terrible as the mass slaughter of 22 innocents in Nova Scotia, say grief counsellors.

Long road to churches re-opening

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As provinces phase in plans to restart economies by gradually reopening some businesses and public spaces, re-opening churches will be no walk in the park.

Training in palliative care given a big boost

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Pallium Canada has teamed up with the Canadian Medical Association to help health care workers gain accelerated and enhanced palliative care skills.

Psychologist embodied Christian values

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The first COVID-19 death in the Peterborough, Ont., area took a man of faith and service who helped thousands of kids with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Economic rules primed for a change

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As cases of COVID-19 peak in Canada and talk ramps up about reopening the economy, the economy we return to may not be the same.

Virus can’t stop landmark birthday

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Stuck in quarantine, Eleanor Murphy’s 100th birthday party wasn’t exactly the one she had hoped for, but it was one her family will cherish.

Homeless advocates make a plea for help

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Doctors and homeless advocates are demanding government action to address what they call an inadequate response to COVID-19 outbreaks among Toronto’s homeless.

Fr. de Valk ’put faith into action’

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OTTAWA -- Canada’s pro-life movement and the Catholic Church are mourning the death of a “passionate defender of life” who was never shy to speak out against the “culture of death” in modern society.

Pilgrimage sites fall victim to virus

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The uncertainty surrounding lifting restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus is beginning to take a toll on Canada’s shrines and religious pilgrimages.

Jesuits prepared to be an online ‘friend’

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Canada’s Jesuits are standing by, waiting for your call. A new “Talk to a Friend” service hopes to break through the social isolation of people dutifully staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Canada and U.S. to be consecrated to Mary in response to pandemic

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The bishops of Canada and the U.S. will consecrate their nations to the Blessed Virgin Mary May 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.