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Everyday Heroes: Catholic Social Services award presented to 1,900 staff

2020 was a year like no other, so the Archbishop J.H. MacDonald Distinguished Lifetime Contribution award was presented like in no other year before: it was presented to all of CSS's 1,900 staff cohort, who together selflessly continued answering the call to serve throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcome to our Everyday Heroes!

Welcome to our Everyday Heroes! We’re celebrating Catholics in action by honouring and giving thanks to our parishioners, co-workers, staff, neighbours, family, and volunteers for their acts of service and kindness during this time. Check out caedm.ca/dinner and our social media accounts for inspiring stories now until November 21. Please share them as you are able.

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Rolheiser: Binding and Loosing

In making a confession of faith, we become members of the Body of Christ and then, just as was the case with Jesus when he walked the earth, when people touch us they are touching Christ. Moreover, as Jesus assures us, “whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, and will perform even greater works.” (John 14, 12)

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VIDEO: Joint Indigenous and Bishops delegation to visit Pope Francis in December to prepare for reconciliation visit to Canada

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from the Bishops of Canada to visit Canada for a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. A joint delegation to Rome will take place 17-20 December 2021, where Pope Francis will hear directly from Indigenous Peoples on the historical and ongoing legacy of residential schools, as well as their hopes and desires for his visit to Canada.

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith recognizes Oct. 31 as Catholic Social Services Sunday

Oct. 31 will celebrate Catholic Social Services Sunday, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the agency founded by Monsignor Bill Irwin. In addition, the last Sunday of October will be marked as Catholic Social Services Sunday from this day forward.

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Newman Theological College awards first Faith & Reason Scholarship

An incoming freshman to the new Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies program will have the costs of tuition covered after being awarded a $24,000 scholarship.  Nearly a dozen applicants submitted their work to the scholarship committee but Jackie Cowley’s moving essay submission stood out.

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Rolheiser: Beware of your inner circles

I have often found myself graced by the most unlikely, unexpected, initially unwelcome sources. Admittedly, this has not always been without pain. What’s foreign, what’s other, can be upsetting and painful for a long time before grace and revelation are recognized, but it’s what carries grace.

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Newman Theological College graduates put faith and learning into practice

Thirty-nine students graduated, and 27 walked across the stage this year for the 52nd Convocation celebration at Newman TheologicalCollege. 

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Landry: Where does prayer fit into our Rule of Life?

While a rule of life usually centers on the sort of spiritual disciplines I mentioned above, many of us live a sort of unwritten “rule of life” that has nothing to do with prayer. The question becomes where does prayer fit into this “rule of life” – if at all?

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Just Five More Minutes with Mike Landry

Watch the latest episode of Just Five More Minutes with Mike Landry here, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit back regularly!

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