OTTAWA – Despite physical exhaustion, storms, rough waters, food shortages and waking up to slip into wet socks some mornings, Jesuit paddlers said an 850-km canoe pilgrimage fulfilled all their expectations and more.

Former First Nations head is optimistic about reconciliation

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OTTAWA – Bob Watts, former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and key player in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), says he is optimistic about reconciliation.

Man needs beauty out of hunger for God, says author

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BARRY’S BAY, Ont. – Man’s need for beauty springs from his profound hunger for God, artist and best-selling author Michael D. O’Brien told a conference at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.

Ottawa matches $21 million for famine relief

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With the final numbers in, the Canadian government is kicking in $21.3 million to protect 20 million people in Africa and Yemen from imminent starvation, but Canada’s Catholic development agency is continuing to collect more funds even as Ottawa closes down its matching fund program.

Nick Volk was a housing champion for people in need

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Nick Volk was a fighter who chose sides in the battlefield of Toronto’s pricey real estate market. The Harvard-educated gentleman who began his career in the American foreign service chose the side of the poor.

Stained glass stations latest step in Marylake rebirth

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The “rebirth of Marylake” took another step forward on July 22 with the outdoor installation of 14 stunning stained-glass panels depicting the Stations of the Cross.

Mount Hope offers glimpse into Toronto’s Catholic past

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Before being buried at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Sheila Beck thought it would be nice to become acquainted with some of 76,000 men, women and children who will someday be her resting place neighbours.

American pilgrimage to Canadian shrine comes to end after 95 years

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STE. ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ, QUE. - Leonardo DiVittorio approached the statue of St. Anne and laid a wreath of flowers to mark the 95th and final pilgrimage by his group to the Basilica of Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Mall chapels at the centre of it all

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The Centre Dieu is in a Quebec City mall, but not of it.

Sheptytsky Institute grounded in freedom

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It should surprise no one that at a time of rising authoritarianism, democracy will be on the curriculum when the Sheptytsky Institute reopens in Toronto.