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Responding to flooding disaster in Kerala, India
In late July, the state of Kerala, India was devastated by severe flooding due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. Over 10,000 kms of roads have been wrecked and more than 20,000 homes destroyed. The flooding...
Archdiocese joins interfaith response to African food crisis
(June 7, 2017) The Archdiocese of Toronto joins the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal, entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out, in response to the desperate food crisis in South Sudan, Yemen...
Join the "Call for Conscience" - February 6 to March 31, 2017
The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience represents more than 110 healthcare facilities (with almost 18,000 care beds and 60,000 staff) and more than 5,000 physicians across Canada. In the coming weeks, members of Ontario's Provincial Parliament...
37th Annual Cardinal’s Dinner
Address from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, at the 37th Annual Cardinal's Dinner (November 10, 2016)
Watch: Cardinal Collins addresses 1,800 guests at Cardinal's Dinner
First of all, as we gather on the vigil of Remembrance...
Humanitarian Relief – Hurricane Matthew – Haiti Emergency
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti on October 4, 2016.
In the face of widespread damage, flooding and landslides, more than 1.4 million people are...
Humanitarian Relief – Ecuador Earthquake
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the disastrous effects of a serious earthquake on April 16 in Ecuador.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have devastated huge areas of Ecuador, with nearly 600...
Cardinal Collins addresses physician-assisted dying in Ottawa
On February 3, in Ottawa, Cardinal Collins, made a presentation to a special joint committee on physician-assisted dying.
Cardinal Collins addressed the committee on behalf of Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience, a group including the Archdiocese of Toronto, the...
Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
This past October, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The sponsoring signatories to the Declaration intend now to engage in a concerted effort...
Cardinal Collins addresses 1700 guests at 36th Cardinal's Dinner
The 36th Cardinal's Dinner drew 1,700 people together in Canada's largest annual charity fundraising dinner. Full address of Cardinal Thomas Collins follows.
36th Annual Cardinal's Dinner – November 5, 2015Address from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of...
Project Hope - Refugee Crisis Resp
In response to this global humanitarian crisis, Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched Project Hope, a special emergency appeal to respond to the tragic situation with a goal to raise $3 million and engage 100 volunteer committees local parishes within...
Family of Faith passes campaign milestone
Progress on "Project Connect" continues as parishes like St. Jerome's (shown above) work with archdiocesan staff to launch new websites. The Family of Faith campaign is funding this project, which helps all parishes in the archdiocese to more effectively...
UPDATED: Toronto Catholics respond to Nepal Earthquake
TORONTO (April 27, 2015) – Toronto-area Catholics are responding to the humanitarian crisis in Nepal with prayer and practical aid following the catastrophic effects of a serious earthquake on April 25.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have...
Family of Faith passes halfway point of total goal
At $55.8 million, Toronto Catholics are closing out 2014 having raised more than half the $105-million goal Cardinal Thomas Collins set for them in May.
With approximately 8,000 individual donors having committed through a pilot project and...