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All Canadians over the age of 18 enjoy the right to vote but, for Catholics, voting is also a duty.

Editorial: A new shepherd

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Canada’s newest cardinal insists he has no idea why the Pope of surprises invited him, a priest, to enter the College of Cardinals. But to anyone familiar with the resume of Cardinal Michael Czerny, the answer seems obvious.

Editorial: Youth must be heard

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Out of the mouths of babes has poured a passionate and brutally blunt condemnation of mankind’s contamination of God’s creation.

Editorial: Extinguish vaping

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Unlike a year ago, when it signalled all aboard for marijuana, Ottawa needs to derail the toxic and addictive practice of vaping before it becomes a runaway train.

Editorial: A test of tolerance

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In some respects, the Oct. 21 federal election will be a referendum on tolerance.

Editorial: Courting sainthood

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In the words of Pope Francis, to give the best of oneself in sports is also a call to aspire to holiness.

Editorial: Amazon lessons

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When the Amazon suffers, the world suffers.

Editorial: It’s good business

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The top executives from 181 of the richest corporations in America recently signed a one-page document on business ethics that could have been penned by the Pope.

Editorial: The ‘shadow’ grows

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Nine months ago, Cardinal Thomas Collins declared that a “cold shadow of euthanasia” that was spreading across Canada had to be resisted.

Editorial: They need our help

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Wanted: 63 Canadian parishes with the resources and the heart to rescue 63 Christian families who are huddled in a nation which scorns them as outcasts but who are too scared for their life to go home.

Editorial: Setting an example

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A Vatican decision to ban single-use plastics won’t by itself empty landfills or save the planet’s oceans, but it sends a message the world needs to hear.