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Jim Anderson faced two options when COVID-19 first hit back in March 2020. The director of formation and acting registrar of the St. Therese Institute in Bruno, Sask., could have closed the doors for the duration of the pandemic — or he could devise a way to forge forward. He chose the latter.

New OCY director asks youth to trust God’s plan

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This summer, Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be welcomed by a new face and voice to encourage them in their faith journey

Members right at home in Chinese Catholic Club

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Gabrielle Tsai’s adjustment to life in Toronto after moving from Vancouver had its challenges, but the fellowship of the University of Toronto’s Chinese Catholic Club (UTCCC) made her feel right at home.

Jesuit retreat aims for Sacred Heart encounter

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Stillness and spiritual introspection will be accentuated concepts during the Jesuits of Canada’s second silent Ignatian retreat for young professionals taking place virtually June 4-6.

Ave Maria’s beauty draws woman to Church

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VANCOUVER -- Though she could not comprehend the Latin, something about a powerful, building song the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir performed at a Christmas concert two years ago captured Emma Larson’s full attention.

Online evangelization bears fruit for NET Ministries

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National Evangelization Teams (NET) missionaries are not barnstorming across the country to make face-to-face presentations as in years past.

Faith Connection rallies around homeless initiative

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While most Torontonians are following public health orders to stay home, many of the city’s homeless are still trying to find one. 

Theology of the Body trumpets human value

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The 2021 Theology of the Body Virtual Conference drew a robust online audience as more than 70,000 unique users from over 160 countries tuned in over the April 30-May 2 weekend to consume the free pre-recorded presentations and live prayers and sessions.

Film club creates movies with a Christian edge

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Just days before Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland won Best Picture at the Oscars, student auteurs at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ont., gathered virtually for the premiere of the John David Filmmaking Club’s new movie titled Joe.

The Angel Foundation mines student potential

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Student trustee Kathy Nguyen’s position sees her sitting on the board of The Angel Foundation for Learning, a charitable organization affiliated with the Toronto Catholic District School Board that helps students realize their potential regardless of financial challenges.

NFL veteran touts New Testament

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Like most young boys envisaging a sports career, Luke Willson fantasized about lifting the championship trophy or making the dramatic clutch play. The down moments of the elite athlete rollercoaster were not included in those daydreams.