Estate Planning

TORONTO - Fr. Rudolf Philip Volk served his family as a parent, his community as a priest and, in his death, the Church as a financial supporter for those in need.

Gifts from the heart


As the warring sisters prepared for their final battle, both failed to recognize that their parent’s estate was the wrong place to wage their final fight.

Don’t be averse to planning for your future


You’ve likely heard of Canadians dying without a Will. Many of us, when faced with planning for our eventual death, would prefer to put the thinking off as long as possible. We end up passing away without any definite plans for our estate on paper.

Staying engaged will ensure a longer and healthier life


A long and healthy life is possible for seniors if you make the right lifestyle choices, according to doctors who work with seniors.

Make plans for when you can’t take care of yourself


As people age, their needs change and often they have a harder time taking care of themselves. This makes it important to plan for when you are no longer able to care for yourself.

Let it be known: you don’t want to die


Death used to be a simple fact of life. As of the Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide last February, it is becoming a legal process.

There is a more efficient way to give back to your Church


If it’s the thought that counts, think before you give. A little strategy can go a long way.

New endowment aids in resettling refugees


TORONTO - Money doesn’t make the world go ’round. If the world is on the move it’s because of war, famine, oppression — all the things that go into a global population of 13 million refugees.

Shepherds’ Trust gives freedom and dignity


Msgr. Sam Bianco — born as the Great Depression ended and his father went off to war, raised in the postwar boom, ordained in that first decade after the Second Vatican Council — had a 45-year career in ministry. 

A funeral director eases your mind in a troubled time


TORONTO - It is the morning after a loved one has suddenly passed away and you are all alone. There is so much rushing through your mind, not least of which is giving your loved one the proper send off from this world. Who do you turn to for help? A funeral director of course. 

Bahamas dream disappointing to the extreme


The voice over the phone said, “Our parish has been bequeathed some land in the Bahamas! What’s the next step?” 


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Charles Lewis: The papal office deserves a defence 

"I believed that criticism of the papacy was a sport for non-Catholics or perhaps disgruntled Catholics who were always at odds with Church teachings. Then a few things happened," Charles Lewis writes.


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