The rumours have been swirling through the halls of the Toronto Catholic District School Board that a more lean fiscal future will be the new reality, and a late Friday afternoon e-mail from the provincial government Dec. 14 did nothing to allay those fears.

Published in Canada

A Catholic school in downtown Toronto that has set empty for most of the past 15 years has been offered for free to the city, with one caveat: that it be used as a shelter.

Published in Canada

Dorina Vadasz frankly admits, “I’m nervous. I don’t know anybody.” Mireya Salas’s older sister told her that high school is “horrible.” Dante Dominguez figures he will be happy with a B, but claims he will “try for the A.” Marie Attica is looking forward to starting a high school athletic career in soccer.

Published in Catholic Education

A new, three-year pastoral plan will drive Toronto’s 195 Catholic schools and 91,000 Catholic students to a deeper sense of who they are and what they are meant to be, even as campaigning Ontario politicians promise to tinker with school curricula to gain votes.

Published in Catholic Education
The halls of St. Michael’s Choir School were filled with a lot more than music on Feb. 7.
Published in Canada
From darkness into light.

For students at Msgr. Fraser College, that imagery depicts a migrant’s journey to a new land. And it was the central theme of an indoor art installation students created for Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche all-night festival.
Published in Arts

Imagine being 16 years old and having to represent 92,000 of your peers.

Published in Catholic Education

Along his journey as a student, teacher and now director of education at Canada’s largest Catholic school board, Rory McGuckin leaned on Catholic leaders for guidance.

Published in Catholic Education

Senior high school students will spend a summer that’s less ordinary as they depart on a three-week whirlwind tour of Europe — a trip of a lifetime that also happens to be worth two high school credits.

Published in Youth Speak News

By hosting the Northern Spirit Games, Toronto's Catholic school board is giving students more than just a taste of traditional play for the day.

Published in Canada

Toronto’s Catholic school board is giving victims and witnesses the option of anonymity when reporting incidents thanks to a new smartphone application.

Published in Education

Carol Soares has conducted more workshops in the first few months of the Teens Healthy Relationships program than she had ever done in one school year.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO – September isn’t just the start of another school year.

Published in Christmas

Listening to a group of Toronto Catholic elementary students recite a poem in his native Portuguese, José Luís Carneiro couldn’t help but smile.

Published in Youth Speak News

TORONTO – When Christine Shekherdmian, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo, registered her two children at Annunciation Catholic School in Toronto, she was given a welcome she never expected.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA
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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.