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St. James the Apostle

The apostle James, son of Zebedee and brother of John the Evangelist, was a fisherman. The gospels tell us that James and John left their father and followed Jesus as soon as he called them. The brothers must have shared an impetuous temperament since Jesus refers to... read more

Cardinal Collins responds to issue of clergy abuse

Cardinal Thomas Collins issued the following statement to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto regarding the issue of clergy sexual abuse. PDF Version   August 23, 2018 To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto, “If one member suffers, all suffer together... read more

Instruction Ad Resurgendum cum Christo

Instruction Ad Resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation   The following is the full text of the Instruction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Ad resurgendum cum Christo”,... read more

Happy Birthday, Mother Mary

For centuries, Catholics have celebrated Mother Mary’s birthday on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. September 8 marks exactly nine months after December 8—the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. December 8 is not the day... read more

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa was born, 1910, in Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Little is known about her early life, but at a young age she felt a calling to be a nun and serve through helping the poor. At the age of 18 she was given permission to join a group of nuns... read more

Corporal Acts of Mercy

During this Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls us to become more merciful in our own lives and to bring God’s mercy to others.  Through Works of Mercy, we extend God’s compassion and love to those in need, and show compassion for, and make efforts to... read more

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