The global economy is picking up steam, but higher global growth numbers aren’t changing the outlook at Canada’s Catholic development agency.

Toronto Catholic's Angela Gauthier retiring after 40 years in education

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After spending 40 years as an employee of Toronto’s Catholic school board, Angela Gauthier is retiring, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be heading to school when classes resume in September.

Faith still a powerful personal force, Angus Reid poll finds

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No matter how many times we hear that we live in a secular society, faith keeps popping up. An Angus Reid Institute Poll has found that a majority of Canadians don’t just have a faith, they use it.

Apple takes a shine to Ontario teen’s tech project

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What started out as Jaden Banson’s annoying hobby has evolved into a passion which is catching the eye of Apple Inc.

Photos: Jesuit ordinations at Toronto's Our Lady of Lourdes

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There’s nothing older or more essential to the Church than the laying on of hands. In the Acts of the Apostles, one of the first things the newly formed Church does is commission seven men who speak different languages and represent different cultures. They were ordered (ordained) to make sure that the widows and orphans of every ethnicity, tribe and clan within the young Church are cared for.

Canada a primary target for human trafficking, says expert

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Human trafficking has become a billion-dollar industry that is projected to overtake arms sales as the most lucrative illegal business in the world, said international expert Sr. Imelda Poole.

Parish renewal: More disciples, less pot luck

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OTTAWA – When it comes to revitalizing Catholic parishes, don’t be afraid to borrow ideas, even from Protestant churches, said an American pastor who tripled his weekend Mass attendance.

Syrian war seen through children’s eyes at Montreal exhibit

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MONTREAL – It is war as seen through the eyes of Syria’s children, drawings that depict harrowing scenes of conflict and hopeful yearnings for peace.

Vancouver hosts interfaith service for those affected by opioid crisis

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As the strains of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" filled the sanctuary of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Vancouver, one by one the people in the pews rose silently. Muffled sobbing could be heard from the back corner of the church as a prayer vigil for those affected by the city's opioid crisis ended.

Ontario conscience rights bill voted down

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In a strict party lines vote, a bill that would have shielded doctors and other health care providers from punishment for refusing to refer their patients on for assisted suicide was voted down at Queen’s Park on May 18.

Ottawa’s youth synod consultation draws up wide range of concerns

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OTTAWA – With the ubiquitous use of smartphones and computer screens, today’s youth face both immense challenges and opportunities, say Catholic youth leaders.