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Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Pope Francis welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a papal audience in coming days.

Editorial: A salute to the March for Life flag

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The flag was unremarkable. It had red-and-white lettering on a grey background and read simply: National March for Life Ottawa.

Editorial: Trudeau government needs to end bias in summer jobs funding

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Canada Summer Jobs is a worthy federal program that subsidizes employment for thousands of high school and university students. Ottawa trumpets that “all small business, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers are encouraged to apply for funding” and hire summer students.

Editorial: Smart choice to override court ruling on school funding

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Bravo for Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who has emerged as a white knight for Catholic education.

Editorial: Egypt trip strengthens Mideast Christians, religious tolerance

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Just 19 days after two Palm Sunday terrorist bombings killed more than 45 Christian worshippers and injured a hundred more in Egypt, Pope Francis will personally take a message of peace and solidarity to that volatile nation.

Editorial: Legalization of marijuana is a dopey decision

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The legalization of recreational marijuana elicits the usual snickers about pot and the people who use it. But it’s no laughing matter.

Editorial: Spread hope and joy this Easter

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We may be powerless to save Egyptian Christians from terrorist bombings, Syrian civilians from poison-gas attacks or to silence the guns in Africa’s many war zones, but Easter reminds us to never despair from walking as disciples of hope and peace.

Editorial: There's a ray of hope in northern Iraq

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As civilian deaths mount in Mosul and as Pope Francis appeals to combatants to spare innocent lives in the “beloved Iraqi nation,” a small ray of hope has emerged not 85 km away in the city of Irbil.

Editorial: It’s time to make quality palliative care more accessible

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The pledge was buried deep within the federal budget and delivered almost as an afterthought. Still, it is encouraging to see the Liberals keeping a 2015 election promise on palliative care.

Editorial: South Sudan is desperately crying out for the world’s attention

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Almost six years ago The Catholic Register reported that the world’s 193rd nation came into being as a That was South Sudan in 2011 facing an uncertain future.

Editorial: Ottawa's decision to fund and advocate abortion overseas is tragic

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It was bad enough when the federal Liberals reversed Conservative policy and began using taxpayer money to fund overseas abortions. But a much bolder edict that will now see Canada help bankroll efforts by some foreign groups to overturn anti-abortion laws in Africa and other developing nations is a step way too far.