- May 28, 2020
An iconic Canadian Catholic high school is reeling following the arrest of six students who are charged with assault and sexual assault following an alleged incident in a locker room.
Churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto will offer a special prayer for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday night that left two dead and a dozen injured in the city’s Greektown neighborhood.
Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street.
Bits of broken brick and limestone from the basement of St. Michael’s Cathedral, all taken from near the final resting place of Toronto’s founding Catholic bishop, have made their way into the hands of at least 18 seriously ill people across Canada, some of whom are now claiming miraculous cures.
Although the global vitality of religious faith and practice in the early 21st century is an established sociological fact, sometimes it’s hard to see amid narratives of decline. The genius of World Youth Day is that for one brief, shining moment, the appeal of religion becomes in-your-face obvious.