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Although spirituality is at the core of religion, physical objects are inherent to its history and current functioning. 

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.

Speaking Out: Meeting an Asian superhero

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Anti-Asian racism has been among us for far too long. It’s been ramped up in the pandemic, racists blaming Asians for the introduction of COVID-19.

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.

Speaking Out: Always be true to your beliefs

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Based on its description, everything about the 1957 film 12 Angry Men seems synonymous with the word “boring.”

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. 

Speaking Out: St. Joseph a model for youth

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The first day of the month marked St. Joseph the Worker’s feast day, an incredibly relevant devotion for today’s youth. There are many reasons to foster devotion to this model of strong masculinity each year, but especially in 2021, a special year dedicated to St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis on Dec. 8. 

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.

Speaking Out: Give prayer a chance

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The recent launch of the Vatican’s global rosary “marathon” during May, targeted at praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, comes as Canadians experience despair brought on by a third lockdown spanning the nation.

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.

Speaking Out: Make sacramental preparation matter

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This is the time Confirmation classes in my parish usually begin. But for the second year running, sacramental preparation courses will be held online.