The Catholic Church and ‘conciliation’ with indigenous peoples

A presentation to the Regis-St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology Graduate Pro-Seminar by Kyle Ferguson, a second-year PhD studentat the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology, on March 1. My research involves questions related to conciliation between the Catholic Church and the Indigenous peoples in Canada. I use the word “conciliation” vs “reconciliation” as the...

Archbishop Miller speaks to Circles of Support and Accountability volunteers. Their work with former sex offenders is “a magnificent manifestation of what we are called to as people of God,” he said at the organization’s 20th-anniversary banquet. (Nicholas Elbers photos)

Ex-offenders grateful to volunteers for ‘new narrative of identity’

By Nicholas Elders Convicted sex offenders struggling to find a place in the world outside of prison often wonder if it’s even possible, and many don’t shy away from difficult conversations about their pain with what they have done, or how they ended up in prison. At the Circles of Support and Accountability’s 20th-anniversary banquet,...

Rendering of the future St. Vincent’s Heather long-term care home. The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Providence Health Care are contributing the land for the 240-bed residence on the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. (Providence Health Care photo)

Catholic seniors residence to rise from St. Vincent’s ashes

By Paul Schratz When St. Vincent’s Hospital was shuttered in 2004, Catholic health officials promised it wasn’t the end of Catholic health care on the site. On Wednesday that vision became a reality with the long-awaited news that a 13-storey long-term seniors residence will be built on the former hospital property. The new St. Vincent’s...

Rendering of the future Zappone Manor at 5956 176A St. in Cloverdale, one of two Catholic-supported housing projects announced last week. The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Providence Health Care are also contributing land for the new St. Vincent’s Heather long-term care home. (Columbus Homes photo)

Catholic contributions to bring 329 beds to Lower Mainland seniors

By Nicholas Elders The Lower Mainland’s critical housing shortage received a Catholic infusion last week with the Knights of Columbus, Providence Health Care, and the Archdiocese of Vancouver contributing land and money to senior housing projects that will deliver more than 300 beds. In their first new senior housing project in decades, the Knights announced...

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