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From the Newfoundland Quarterly in 1909: “The Orphan Boys at Mount Cashel, St. Johns, who sowed, reaped and threshed 600 bushels of oats this year at Mount Cashel.” (Wikimedia Commons)
FaithThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
A court-empowered third-party insolvency monitor has ordered the Archdiocese of St. John’s to pay over 104 million Canadian dollars (about $76 million) to 292 survivors of Mount Cashel who were victimized behind its walls.
Jesuit Jacques Monet sitting at a table in a restaurant, smiling and toasting with a glass of white wine. He is wearing a dark suit and a tie with a pin on his lapel.
FaithShort Take
John Meehan, S.J.
Jacques Monet, S.J., passed away peacefully on May 14 at the age of 94, leaving behind a great legacy to his church and nation.
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
A court decision in Canada crossed a regrettable, if predictable, redline. For the first time, a young woman successfully applied to proceed with medical assistance in dying based on her autism diagnosis.
A close-up pf an elderly person's hand with an IV line attached
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Miriane Demers-Lemay
Ms. Godin-Tremblay wonders if the loneliness her grandmother felt during the Covid-19 pandemic contributed to her decision to seek assistance in dying. Almost two years later, she still struggles to mourn the loss of her grandmother.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Despite his public antipathy toward Catholicism, a number of Brian Moore’s novels dealt subtly and deftly with the profound emotional impact of struggles with faith.
Politics & SocietyNews
Gina Christian - OSV News
An archaeological team found “no conclusive evidence” of human remains at the former site of Pine Creek Residential School in Camperville, Manitoba, Canada.