After years of loneliness living on the streets, Gordon Petrie’s chance move into a rundown shed outside a Ukrainian Catholic church in Surrey, B.C., has brought him friendship, community and a family reunion out of his wildest dreams.

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I’ve always done my best thinking through writing, and the death of my younger brother Chris last month has given me a lot to think about. The thing is, his life had meaning, and so did his death. I write this to share just a few reflections on that meaning.

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EDMONTON -- Brad and Arynn Abercrombie and their five kids are isolating, but not isolated.

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WASHINGTON -- Jeannie Gaffigan didn’t initially set out to write a book about having her brain tumour removed.

Published in Book News

Softening is a curious thing. We soften water, counteracting metals and minerals that stain and damage our clothing. We soften edges, to prevent slivers and injuries. We soften butter, to stop it from tearing through bread. 

Published in Register Columnists
WASHINGTON – A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting and give less importance to their relationship than married couples do.
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Natalie and Isabella Bruno are two ladies that any woman would be lucky to have in their corner. This mother-daughter duo are best friends who have grown in faith together, and on March 22 they hope to help other mothers and daughters do the same.

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Fluffy snow covered the sidewalk when I opened the garage door to leave for work. 

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VATICAN – Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 71, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, to serve as the camerlengo or chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church.
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For 60 years, David and Jeannette Brown have made beautiful music together.

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OTTAWA – Federal and provincial governments should support parental choice in child care and back multiple types of care options instead of solely promoting universal publicly funded day care, says a new report from Cardus Family.

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How young people end up homeless and what happens to them once they’re on the street are basic questions for those who want to end homelessness. 

Published in Youth Speak News

Stan Surman has officially been retired for more than 20 years, but not when it comes to his work at church.

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“The poor you will always have with you.” Prophetic words of Jesus 2,000 years ago. 

Published in Guest Columnists

Winter is here and I’m excited for the Advent season, but everyone who knows me knows that I love summer and I start counting down the days way too early.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out