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There is always something a little magical that happens as the calendar turns to Jan. 1. It’s like a giant eraser appears and wipes our slate clean, throwing off the dust of all that marred the previous 12 months. It’s a new year, a fresh start, a new dawn, another shot, a blank sheet.

Editorial: A Christmas wish

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This is not the Christmas we envisioned for ourselves or our children. There’s no getting away from that, no matter how hard we try.

Editorial: Move C-15 forward

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To say that legislation on the rights of Canada’s Indigenous peoples was overdue is more than an understatement. It is a tragedy.

Editorial: Second thought

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The race towards expanding assess to assisted suicide continues on Parliament Hill despite all the common-sense pushback.

Editorial: Blame to share

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In the weeks since the Vatican released its report regarding disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the blame game has been in full swing.

Editorial: Christmas hope

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There was a headline on a story from a reputable Canadian website earlier this month that posed a rather startling question: “Will COVID-19 kill Christmas?”

Editorial: Encounter the poor

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If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is the fragility of our lives.

Editorial: Peace be with you

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There were more than 30,000 people gathered around the National War Memorial in Ottawa for Remembrance Day ceremonies last year. This Nov. 11 — with COVID-19 restrictions — there will be no more than 100.

Editorial: Long road to unity

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The news that the Vatican and the Chinese government extended their ground-breaking but controversial 2018 provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops was met with a mixture of skepticism, hope and dismay.

Editorial: Put on the brakes

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Religious leaders across Canada are making a valiant attempt at slowing down this speeding train called Medical Assistance in Dying, and we can only hope their appeal is not falling on entirely deaf ears.

Editorial: A lasting legacy

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The four nuns who arrived in Toronto (population 30,000) on Oct. 7, 1851 had a single task — to care for children orphaned by the typhus epidemic that had ravaged the Irish Catholic immigrant community.