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For young Salesians at St. Benedict Parish in Toronto’s west end, the legacy and teachings of St. Don Bosco are alive and well.

Founders’ memory inspires pro-life club

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In 2007, freshman students Paul Sanders and Janine Lieu arrived at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ont.,  with a mutual Christian zeal and desire to defend the unborn.

Homewood retreat resilient in COVID era

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Bonni Roset has perennially witnessed powerful expressions of faith and fellowship at the Diocese of Victoria’s annual youth retreat over the past two decades.

Rise Up conference a pandemic casualty

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Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) had designs to begin 2022 with a bang with its ambitious national conference Rise Up: UNLEASHED on Jan. 6-8.

Emotional journey ends with gridiron title

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RED BANK, N.J. -- Name an emotion and Alex Brown experienced it during the month of November.

Teacher takes winding path to be an author

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A long odyssey for Berta Milavec Byrne, beginning at the ripe age of 13, has finally resulted in the completion of her first novel.

Catholic student brings faith into public school

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VANCOUVER -- A 16-year-old Vancouver student is receiving praise for his courage in standing up for his faith by establishing a Catholic Club at his public high school.

St. Joseph’s students embrace Christmas spirit

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The spirit of Christmas giving arrived early this year in Edmonton, with the St. Joseph’s College Catholic Students’ Association at the University of Alberta collecting clothing to keep dozens of homeless people a little warmer this winter.

Students make mark as social justice activists

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In the wake of eye-catching headlines announcing the discovery of unmarked burial sites at former residential schools, Catholics around the country were deeply troubled by the revelations.

Bible podcast tops the Apple charts

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The Bible in a Year (BIAY) podcast launched by Catholic priest Fr. Mike Schmitz and biblical scholar Jeff Cavins has emerged as a religious media phenomenon among North American audiences.

Toronto board to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board is opening the eyes of its students to Indigenous veterans and their role in Canada’s past war efforts.