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Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
Brother Emmaus O'Herlihy with his depiction of St. Joseph and the infant Jesus
Arts & Culture Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 12, 2018
Brother O'Herlihy says his paintings, which are not intended for galleries but for spaces of worship, are meant to inspire a prayerful dialogue with viewers.
A woman places a flower at a makeshift memorial on April 25 near the Toronto sidewalk where 10 people were killed on April 23 after a van ran into them. (CNS photo/Michael Swan, The Catholic Register)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffMay 02, 2018
Suggesting that people who struggle with their mental health are likely to be violent is dangerous, especially when people with disabilities are more likely to be the victims of violence than perpetrators.
An Indian Residential school run by the church in the Northwest Territories, year unknown. Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffApril 30, 2018
"A future Papal visit to Canada may be considered, taking into account all circumstances, and including an encounter with the Indigenous Peoples as a top priority.” It does not say this encounter would mean an apology.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the congregation during the ceremonial Mass on May 17, 2017, at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal for the city's 375th birthday celebrations. (CNS photo/Dario Ayala, Reuters)
Politics & Society Features
Dean DettloffApril 20, 2018
The complications of Canadian Catholicism came into sharp relief when Justin Trudeau, a Catholic politician and leader of the popular Liberal Party, became prime minister in October 2015.
A statue of St. Isaac Jogues before the Martyr’s Shrine, Midland, Ont., Canada. Photo by Michael Swan.
Faith Dispatches
Dean DettloffApril 03, 2018
Jesuits hope their unification might be a witness in a nation riven by cultural trauma.
A silver mine of Potosi, Bolivia. iStock photo.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffFebruary 16, 2018
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the new ombudsperson office, noting it “has called attention to concerns and complaints involving Canadian-based and/or Canadian-registered companies which operate in other countries."
Hortons hears a Fight for $15. Photo courtesy of Denise Martins
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffFebruary 07, 2018
It will come as no surprise that Canadian economists are divided on the benefits of raising the minimum wage, but proponents say the hike is desperately needed following decades of wage stagnation that has led many Canadians to take on significant debt.
Homeless in Toronto, 2016. iStock photo
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJanuary 24, 2018
Word of homeless people being turned away from shelters during the cold snap did reach Toronto’s ombudsman office, and an investigation into shelter space and access to it has been initiated.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJanuary 02, 2018
In 2010, Canada endorsed the declaration as “aspirational” without beginning a process for its practical implementation.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffNovember 30, 2017
The Ktunaxa First Nation says their way of life is threatened by commercial development in Qat’muk, a mountain region in British Columbia inhabited by the Grizzly Bear Spirit.