Cardinal Collins responds to Federal Government announcement to fund abortion in the developing world

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Cardinal Thomas Collins, the archbishop of Toronto, expressed “deep concern and disappointment” and called it “arrogant for powerful, wealthy nations to dictate what priorities developing countries should embrace.” Cardenal Collins was responding to a March 8 announcement that the government would “invest” $650 million over three years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world. “Canada is blessed with prosperity […]

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40 Days for Life

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The 40 Days for Life Campaign is here for the first time in Niagara!  The 40Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out […]

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Raising Faith-Filled Kids One Word at a Time: Serve

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Research shows that children whose parents volunteer to help others are far more likely to volunteer when they grow up. My mother has inspired her children and grandchildren in this way for decades. She coordinated
so many events at the parish when I was growing up that we began to think that setting up tables and chairs was the Eleventh Commandment. Now in her 80s, Mom continues to volunteer—working with young people with special needs, washing and ironing the altar cloths, and working an afternoon each week at the thrift store that supports the local hospital. Here are two questions to add to your prayer before meals that will inspire your family to serve now and in the future: What am I grateful for today? Whom did I help today? —Tom McGrath

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Respect for Life Mass

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St. Catharines Right to Life invites you to the Annual Diocesan Respect for life Mass on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord Saturday March 25, 2017, 10 a.m. Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria Presider: Bishop Gerard Bergie Catholic Women’s League, Knights of Columbus, Daughters of Isabella and other groups are invited to send representatives and carry banners […]

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Teachers locked out, schools open

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Niagara Catholic District School Board locked out its elementary school teachers Monday after a marathon negotiating session failed to reach an agreement between the board and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association. “We are disappointed to find ourselves locked out,” said OECTA president Marie Balanowski. “Especially given the negotiations are ongoing and the board could have rescinded the lockout notice.” […]

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Canadians taking action to support those living in ‘global hot spots’

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More than 4,500 donors gave $4.3 million in 2016 in support of CNEWA’s mission to help vulnerable Christians and educate Canadians on the ancient communities of the Eastern Catholic Church OTTAWA, Ont., March 21, 2017 – Ninety years ago, Pope Pius XI founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association with the objective of supporting members of the Eastern Catholic Churches* – many […]

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Holy Cross Cemetery Annual Spring Cleanup

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Holy Cross Cemetery’s ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP, starts on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. All wreaths, tin cans, glass jars, flower pots, and similar articles not removed, will be disposed of on April 18, 2017.  If anyone is unable to pick up their wreaths etc. by that date they can call the cemetery at 905 734-4172 and make arrangements for the staff to hold the articles for […]

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