News/Toronto-GTA

TORONTO – Today, millions of pilgrims from around the world travel to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal each year to venerate the statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And in a way, the statue has made its own pilgrimage around the world to meet with the faithful.

Thanksgiving Mass for workers caps off St. Michael's five-year, $128-million renovation

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Derval Edwards started out four years ago on his knees underneath St. Michael’s Cathedral excavating the crawlspace one bucket of dirt and rubble at a time. On Friday, Cardinal Thomas Collins gave him a medal.

Good Shepherd makes leap to social media for fundraising

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TORONTO – Come Thanksgiving Day, everybody eats — including the homeless. This year Toronto’s Good Shepherd Centre is asking you to skip lunch for one day and donate what you would have spent so the poor and homeless of Toronto can eat a Thanksgiving Day feast.

St. Michael’s Cathedral rededicated, declared a basilica

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“This is holy ground,” Cardinal Thomas Collins declared as he rededicated St. Michael’s Cathedral, capping off a five-year, $128 million restoration of the 168-year-old home of Toronto’s Catholics.

St. Michael’s Cathedral is back in action

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TORONTO – After six years under construction, St. Michael's Cathedral is once again ready to welcome its flock on a daily basis.

Brampton's St. Elias rises out of the ashes

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BRAMPTON, ONT. – The material world is temporary, and the congregation at St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church knows this better than most.

Refurbished St. Michael's Cathedral resumes its place in the heart of Toronto

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TORONTO – Following a six-year, $128-million renovation St. Michael’s Cathedral is finally ready to open its doors, rededicate its altar and give thanks to God for its new life in the heart of Toronto.

Cancer patients attribute cures to rocks from St. Michael's founding bishop's crypt

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TORONTO – The statistical probabilities behind praying your way out of stage-four cancer aren’t good. When you’re too skinny, too weak and hallucinating half the time, when friends and family come round to your house and just cry, when unsmiling doctors want to talk to you in the quiet, pastel-coloured room at the end of the hall — you don’t make any long-term plans.

Covenant House’s safe place for sex trafficked opens

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TORONTO – When Casandra Diamond left “the game” 11 years ago she cried every day for about three months.

Former Register columnist passes away suddenly

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TORONTO – Cultural critic, intellectual pilgrim and fearless explorer of his own soul, John Bentley Mays died suddenly and peacefully while walking with friend and fellow-writer Philip Marchand Sept. 19.

For 160 years, St. Basil’s has bridged two worlds

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TORONTO – For many of its 160 years, St. Basil’s parish has been a meeting place between the financial district represented by Bay Street and the collegiate atmosphere of the University of St. Michael’s College campus at the University of Toronto.