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Friday
Feb172017

Co-founder of Out of the Cold, Tribute: Sister Susan Moran

Susan Moran was a tireless advocate for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents. 

(Supplied Photo)

SISTER SUSAN MORAN, the Toronto Roman Catholic nun who co-founded the Out of the Cold shelters for homeless people, died of a heart attack in Toronto on Dec. 18th. She was 78.

The Out of the Cold emergency shelters began in just a few Toronto church basements in 1987. They’re now offered at 16 locations

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Friday
Feb172017

New face on bank note: Viola Desmond found strength in her church 

Viola Desmond

By Fr. Raymond de Souza

LAST DECEMBER the Bank of Canada announced that Viola Desmond will be featured on the new $10 banknote, replacing Sir John A. Macdonald.

In 1946, Viola Desmond, a black businessperson, was charged after sitting in the whites-only section

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Friday
Feb172017

Diocese of Toronto: Controversial Consecration

More than the usual trepidation at this consecration: Archbishop Colin Johnson congratulates the new area bishops Jennifer Andison, Kevin Robertson and Riscylla Walsh Shaw.

Photo by Michael Hudson for the Diocese of Toronto

By Sue Careless 

JUST AS THERE is always some trepidation at a wedding when the clergy asks if there are any objections to the marriage, so there is some trepidation at the consecration of a bishop when the chief consecrator declares: “…if any of you know any reason why we should not proceed, let it now be made known” (Book of Alternative Services, p. 635).  

At the consecration of the Rev. Canon Kevin Robertson, an openly gay priest

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Iqaluit welcomes Ottawa Anglicans

Visitors enjoyed the chance to worship several times in the newly-rebuilt St. Jude’s Cathedral with all its Inuit art.

Photo: Eileen Mortimer      

By Frances Macdonnell

IN MID-AUGUST thirty-three Anglicans flew from Ottawa to Baffin Island, landing in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, to embark on a week-long visit.

I had always wanted to take some teens to Iqaluit to help

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Food banks: Stocking a Syrian pantry

(Staff)  OVER 35,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada between Nov.4, 2015 and Nov. 20, 2016. In fact, 344 communities across the country have welcomed them.

Whether or not you directly helped sponsor a Syrian refugee, you can donate food suitable for a Syrian pantry to a local food bank. Refugees and immigrants from Iran, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey also would appreciate these foods. Most of them can be purchased in a regular supermarket.

According to Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount report, 13 percent of people who used food banks in the past year were immigrants or refugees

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