J.E.H. MacDonald’s Crucifixion from St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The work was destroyed when the church went up in flames June 9.

Invaluable Group of Seven works lost in church blaze

The only church to feature artwork by members of the famed Group of Seven Canadian artists burned to the ground, taking with it the stunning murals on its walls and dome. St. Anne’s Anglican Church in downtown Toronto’s Little Portugal neighbourhood was destroyed by a Sunday morning fire June 9. Fire officials are investigating how...

The federal government has turned down Toronto’s request to decriminalize possession of hard drugs.Register file photo/Michael Swan

Toronto denied hard drug decriminalization

As British Columbia throws in the towel on its experiment of decriminalizing hard drugs, admitting defeat in liberalizing its drug laws, the country’s largest city has had its desire to ignore B.C.s evidence and move down the same path quashed by the federal government. On May 17, the federal government rejected a request from Toronto’s...

The International Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May after Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees voted against a trustee’s motion. (Facebook photo)

Audience erupts in anger as trustees oppose flying pro-life flag at Toronto Catholic schools

The International Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May. Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees voted against an April 23 motion proposed by trustee Michael Del Grande that the pro-life flag fly outside all schools and the Catholic Education Centre during the month of May, just as the board voted to...

Tammy Peterson with her husband Jordan and her friend Queenie Yu, by her side. Tammy Peterson was confirmed in front of a packed Holy Rosary Church in Toronto at the Easter Vigil Mass on March 30. She joined 11 catechumens who were confirmed and three who were baptized. (Sheila Nonato photos)

Tammy Peterson confirmed in front of fellow parishioners at Toronto Catholic Church

By Sheila Nonato TORONTO- Canadian podcaster and cancer survivor Tammy Maureen Peterson stood with eight other catechumens and their sponsors Saturday night in front of a packed crowd of hundreds of fellow parishioners at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in midtown Toronto where three were baptized and 12 were confirmed as Roman Catholics. Peterson received the...

Tammy Peterson, left, with friend Queenie Yu, who prayed with her daily as she battled cancer. (Photo by Laura Salem, In His Image Photo & Film Inc.)

Tammy Peterson’s homecoming: Popular podcaster welcomed into the Catholic Church in Toronto

By SHEILA NONATO TORONTO—In her journey towards the Catholic Church, cancer survivor, speaker and popular podcaster Tammy Peterson has endured her own cross of debilitating illness and loss. Four years ago, she was granted the miracle of healing from terminal cancer and received the grace of inner conversion. At this year’s Easter Vigil on March...

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