OTTAWA – A new bill before the House of Commons has triggered religious freedom concerns because it removes Criminal Code sanctions against disrupting or obstructing worship services.

Pax Christi International plans new peace initiative

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Pax Christi International is stepping up its efforts to position the Catholic Church as a leader in promoting non-violence.

Sisters of St. Joseph's mission continues at St. Michael's 125 years later

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It has been 27 years since the Sisters of St. Joseph relinquished control of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, but the mission they began in 1892 hasn’t wavered.

More needs to be done on reconciliation, says Pope's representative in Canada

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OTTAWA – Much more needs to be done when it comes to reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, said Canada’s Apostolic Nuncio.

This Canadian pro-life activist's talk at Google headquarters was a hit

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MOUNTAIN VIEW – A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood.

Procession permit requests on the rise in 2017 as parishes mark milestones

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Catholic communities around the world have been publicly proclaiming their faith with processions for centuries, but this year in the Archdiocese of Toronto they are proving particularly popular.

Spanish martyr’s story hits close to B.C. home

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VANCOUVER – Nina Pickburn remembers basking in the sun on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea as a child in Almeria, Spain.

Fund puts Ontario schools on path to green future

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Ontario’s Ministry of Education wants the province’s schools to step up when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it’s putting up $200 million to support that effort.

Advocates worry new agreement will hurt private sponsorship refugee program

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Private refugee sponsors need to guard the success of their program and protect their donors’ money, says Archdiocese of Toronto refugee advocate Martin Mark.

Parish supports growing population of seniors in community with seminars

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A parish’s first job is to serve its community, said Fr. Michael Machacek of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Etobicoke, Ont.

Demand grows to clear refugee sponsorship backlog

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Canada welcomed World Refugee Day on June 20 with at least 45,000 already-sponsored refugees scattered across the globe, stuck waiting as long as four years while their ready-and-willing sponsors in Canada marvel at the willingness of government bureaucracy to squander their dedication, faith and good will.