Estate Planning

Have you ever wondered what would it be like to “speak” from the grave and tell your loved ones how you would like things handled after you die? 

Graduated Rate Estates: What you need to know


In 2016 the Canada Revenue Agency significantly changed the taxation of trusts by introducing a new category known as a General Rate Estate, or GRE.

Endowments: The gifts that keep giving


A lot of people think that creating an endowment fund is something only rich people can afford. 

Life insurance can leave a lasting legacy


Have you ever wished you could do more to support the meaningful work of your church or favourite charity?

Digital footprints can haunt your estate


Eric Bundgard has some sage advice for everyone: you know death is a reality we will all face, so be prepared for when it occurs.

Cardinal Ambrozic's painting reveals art of the deal


Former Toronto cardinal, Aloysius Ambrozic, wasn’t a big collector of art. 

Shepherd's Trust has been ‘a godsend’ in helping with a safe retirement for priests in golden years


Fr. Don MacLean’s kidneys are failing and he needs dialysis on a regular basis in order to remain in good health. But with the help of The Shepherds’ Trust fund, he has found himself in the right place at the right time.

Fossil fuel shares finding fewer takers


When climate scientists say humans have a mere 12 years to avoid extreme consequences — floods, famine, fires and refugees — from a two- to three-degree rise in the average global temperature, it may be foolish to wait for governments to solve the problem. 

End-of-life care requires good planning


If vacations, weddings, babies and football games are important enough to require planning, why don’t we plan for sickness, frailty and dying?

Cremation becoming a popular option for Catholic burials


When Amy Profenna recently met with a lawyer to update her Will, one of the questions she was asked was if she wanted to be cremated.


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Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Sex abuse summit is catch-up time for much of the world 

It is déjà vu all over again for Canadian bishops who travelled to Rome for the Vatican’s meeting on the protection of minors in the Church, Fr. Raymond writes.


Pope's homily

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Pope: 'You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God'

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis. 


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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories 

Read Jean Ko Din's latest blog post on World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.