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There is a bit of irony, we suppose, that the year-long fifth anniversary celebrations of Laudato Si’ have come to a close just as the world is in the throes of trying to put “our common home” back in order.

Editorial: Stewards of creation

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As the story goes, St. Walstan, the patron saint of farmers and farm animals, was foretold of his death in a vision three days before it happened on May 30, 1016. Being a humble, pious man known for his charity, the English farmhand went to confession, then gave final instructions for his burial.

Editorial: A conscience solution

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Canada has been riding the fast track on assisted suicide for almost five years, yet it still hasn’t put in place effective protection for health care providers who do not want to play any part in ending a life this way. It’s called conscience rights and it is one of the freedoms specifically mentioned in Canada’s Charter.

Editorial: The system failed

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From the early days of the pandemic, well over a year ago, it quickly became evident that long-term care homes were in the eye of this hurricane.

Editorial: Celebrate family

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As the story goes … a doctor asked a patient if anyone in his family suffered from insanity. “No,” he replied. “We all seem to enjoy it.”

Editorial: Faith and the prince

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About 30 years ago, a catalogue of Prince Philip’s personal library revealed more than 8,300 books, over 450 of them classified under the label of religion.

Editorial: The gift of faith

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No one is exactly sure what was going through the mind of explorer Ferdinand Magellan when he landed on the island of Cebu in the Philippines in March of 1521.

Editorial: Freedom denied

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The little hospice that refused to give in to the steamrolling politics of so-called “medical assistance in dying” is no more.

Editorial: ‘I have seen the Lord’

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Think back a year ago … to an Easter Sunday that reverberated with fear and anxiety as the world’s people tried to grasp the enormity of COVID-19.

Editorial: A sad journey

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With 60 “yea” votes in the Senate, Bill C-7 took its final step before becoming law on March 17, widening the expressway of death that Canada has been travelling since 2016.

Editorial: Get vaccinated

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There’s been a lot of moral/ethical debate about whether Catholics should avoid being injected with COVID-19 vaccines that were produced using cell lines derived from an abortion.