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On the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, 6,509 orange ribbons spanned the banisters in the foyer at All Saints Catholic Secondary School in Whitby, Ont., each representing a child from an unmarked grave at a former residential school.

Discovering the Creator in the backyard

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During a recent Daily TV Mass, the homilist mentioned Ignatius Loyola, the saint who used to speak of finding God in all things. Hearing that got me thinking about my garden. As far as I’m concerned, nowhere is the work of His hands more evident than in the birds, blooms and bugs that make the garden a place of delight.

The Season of Creation ... a time for action

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The Season of Creation, which began Sept. 1 and lasts through the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Oct. 4, has always been a time for prayer, reflection and thanksgiving, a time to open our eyes and see the beauty of God’s creation. But this year our prayers are meant to spur action — concerted, global, political action.

Building a future from the past

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Whether or not reconciliation with Indigenous people lies in the future, such a reconciliation is impossible without an unclouded view of our past, from first contact to the present, Indigenous and Jesuit scholars have told The Catholic Register.

Christianity central to 'Come From Away'

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It has been nearly five years since Come From Away debuted and enraptured big-city theatre audiences with its musical depiction of how the people of Gander created a ray of light within the darkness of 9/11 for nearly 7,000 Americans forced to make an emergency landing in the remote Newfoundland town.

Thank you, Bill Davis

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With the passing of Bill Davis on Aug. 8, education and Ontario lost one of the last voices of reasonableness and optimism in an otherwise adversarial and tribal approach to problem solving. 

Ontario schools navigate vaccine landscape

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The Government of Ontario has not tipped its hand yet if it will institute mandatory vaccinations for teachers and staff, but education unions are trying to persuade Premier Doug Ford to make that choice.

Romeo at home with London Catholic school board

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Vince Romeo, the London Catholic District School Board’s new director of education, has a connection to the southwestern Ontario city — and the board — that runs deep.

The great outdoors: where class gets gritty

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Educator and environmental advocate Anne Corkery believes there’s no greater learning environment for children than in the great outdoors.

Border issue makes for a tough choice

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With the United States extending its non-essential travel restrictions at land border crossings until at least Sept. 21, Windsor, Ont.’s Avery Comartin finds herself in a difficult bind.

Prestigious Schulich Scholarship awarded to two Catholic grads

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Kiara Mavalwala is heading to York University this fall to study engineering in hopes of one day being able to ensure all people living in Canada have access to clean drinking water.