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TORONTO – The Little Sisters who fought the big system heard the cheers, held back tears and accepted the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus at the Knights’ annual gala “States Dinner” in Toronto Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Cardinal Ouellet tells Knights to re-read Pope's exhortation on family

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TORONTO – Cardinal Marc Ouellet, once strongly identified with conservative resistance to any change to the ban on communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, has given a ringing endorsement to Amoris Laetitia, the controversial exhortation by Pope Francis that sums up two synods on the family.

Family of Faith funds youth ministry

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TORONTO – The Archdiocese of Toronto’s ultra-successful Family of Faith campaign is allowing parishes across the archdiocese to invest in their future.

Canada’s Anglican Church provisionally approves same-sex marriage ceremonies

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TORONTO – Canada’s Anglican Church has provisionally voted to amend its rules to allow clergy to celebrate same-sex marriages, a day after it narrowly defeated the measure.

Running pilgrimage commemorates Irish-Canadian diaspora

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TORONTO – What started as a 30-day awareness campaign about Irish immigration to Canada in the 1840s became a pilgrimage into his people's past for veteran long-distance runner Michael Collins.

Jesuits hope to keep Truth and Reconciliation ball rolling

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Taking responsibility for a deeply painful history may be difficult, but it’s the Jesuit thing to do.

Toronto Archdiocese’s communications manager to compete in gruelling European race

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TORONTO – Bill Steinburg will begin his summer attempting to best both man and nature on Mont Blanc. 

Swan leads Register to record haul at North American journalism awards

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ST. LOUIS – He was far from a one-man band but associate editor Michael Swan led the parade as The Catholic Register marched off with an all-time best 21 awards at the annual Catholic Press Awards gala.

Photo exhibit chronicles the miracle of the Eucharist

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MARKHAM, ONT. – The Holy Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. This is the great mystery upon which the Catholic Church is built. But when there are more than 170 verified eucharistic miracles around the world, one may wonder if it is as mysterious as it first seems. 

Schadenberg receives Exner Award

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TORONTO – Anti-euthanasia activist Alex Schadenberg has been honoured with the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life by the Catholic Civil Rights League for his ongoing advocacy against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Nine men complete journey to permanent diaconate in Toronto

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In Paul McCourt’s working world it’s all about effective, efficient solutions. He builds software applications for banks and insurance companies — applying technology to the tasks of moving, sharing and securing information.