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{mosimage}The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has helped finance 49 projects or organizations around the world with an environmental focus between 2002 and 2007.

St. Stephen’s aims for zero waste

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Wearing plastic gloves, Carolyn Tran remembers rooting through her school’s garbage with her classmates taking an inventory of all the discarded recyclables.

Saturday school helps reconnect with church

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TORONTO - The last place you might expect to find school-aged children on a Saturday morning would be, well, at school. But at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Toronto, 150 children, youth and parents attended sacramental preparation classes every Saturday morning for nine months last year.

Sisters aid theology students

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{mosimage}TORONTO - You can count on the sisters, especially if you’re studying theology with the Jesuits in Toronto.

Loyola conference at Regis

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{mosimage}TORONTO - What was St. Ignatius of Loyola talking about in the 16th century, and why does it matter now?

HPV vaccine could encourage sexual activity

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HPV.jpgOTTAWA - This fall, Catholic parents of girls from 10 to 13 years of age may face a quandary when schools in several provinces start offering a new vaccination program against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

World’s poor feeling effects of climate change

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{mosimage}ROCHESTER, N.Y. - When Hippolyt Pul was a young boy, farmers in his home country of Ghana often referred to the feast of the Ascension as “the feast of the bean leaf.”

Cardinal raises spectre of excommunication on stem cell research

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OTTAWA - As a Canadian federal agency authorized the use of  unfrozen human embryos for stem cell research, a highly placed Vatican official warned that Catholics involved in any aspect of the destruction of human embryos could face excommunication.

In an interview published in an Italian magazine June 28, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo said, "destroying human life is equivalent to abortion."

Church's duty is to respect life, Fabbro says

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The battle over using human embryos in stem-cell research is not just about creating cures for dreaded diseases. It is more importantly about treating human life as raw material that is expendable in the pursuit of scientific research, says Bishop Ron Fabbro of London, Ont.

No charges laid in Nova Scotia assisted suicide

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euthanasia.jpgOTTAWA - The RCMP investigation into a complaint laid by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition concerning the death of a Nova Scotia woman who sought assisted suicide in Switzerland will not lead to any charges being laid.

St. Anthony’s School celebrates 100 years

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{mosimage}TORONTO - One hundred years on and St. Anthony’s Catholic School is still teaching girls like Hailey Moreno reading, spelling and arithmetic, plus getting them ready for first Communion. In the last weeks of her Grade 1 year, Moreno is more than happy the centenarian school is going strong in a brand new building.