If discerning a vocation was simply a more holy version of making career choices there would be no need to talk about love. But for Jesuits, the conversation about a vocation is always a conversation about love.

It’s a team effort to build and run a parish care ministry

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REGINA – No one is quite sure when it all began, but Christ the King Parish in Regina has developed and sustained a highly organized, well-trained ministry that involves 60 people who provide lay ministry services and visiting to about 260 sick and elderly people.

Sister puts prisoners on a path back to society

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MONTREAL – Sr. Phyllis Douillard admits she had reservations when she retired from teaching to work with prisoners.

Alemão brothers find common ground in vocation

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You might think that two brothers who ended up studying for the priesthood in the same seminary at the same time would have a lot in common.

St. Augustine's class of 2017 ready to join priesthood

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Eleven graduates from Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary were introduced at this year’s Ordinandi Dinner, including the Alemão brothers (read their story here). Here are profiles of the others to be ordained this spring.

Search goes on to find root causes of clerical sex abuse

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In a moment of truth and clarity, Archbishop Anthony Mancini once summed up the shock he has shared with most Catholics over the last 30 years as a feeling of “shame and frustration, fear and disappointment, along with a sense of vulnerability and a tremendous poverty of spirit.”

Churches that once shunned one another open their hearts to Syrian refugees

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DAUPHIN, Manitoba – Ken Yakielashek, a Catholic and semiretired farmer in the Canadian Prairies, says he remembers when Christians of varying denominations “wouldn’t talk to one another.”

Letters reach out to the condemned and forgotten

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Sipping my morning espresso, I often envision Donnie making coffee.

Sincere humanity has shaped Francis’ four years as Pope

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VATICAN CITY – Rather than a weakness, Pope Francis' humanity – and his acknowledgment of it – has been a source of strength and impact during the four years of his pontificate, said Vatican's press office director.

Toronto family’s migration story finds papal audience

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Vilma Cortellucci-Fiuza was battling nerves as she stepped up to speak in front of the Holy Father.

Don't close doors to refugees, church leaders say after Mideast trip

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VATICAN CITY – Given the ongoing crises in the Middle East, North American, European and other Western nations will need to be more generous in coming to the aid of refugees and displaced peoples, said two prominent church leaders.