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TORONTO - The future of Catholic education in Ontario may be bound up with the Khalsa Community School for Sikh children in Malton, or Bialik Hebrew Day School in Toronto. Key figures in Catholic education are thinking about winning the debate over faith-based education by opening a non-Catholic religious school.

Catholics need to step up for education rights

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Ontario election is over, but not the hard feelings and not the debate.

Catholics are under new pressure to justify public funding for their schools following three months of faith-and-education debate leading into the election earlier this month that saw Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals win with a solid majority.

Catholic Schools in Canada

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A timeline of changes to Catholic education throughout Canada's history.

Speaking out against the HPV vaccine

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HPV.jpgWhen the news broke early in 2007 that a new vaccine (Gardasil) was available that would protect young girls from the effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute issued a press report outlining our objections to the way in which this vaccine was being promoted. In the United States, some states had urged mandatory vaccination for girls from Grade 6 onwards. The main reason given was that HPV has been shown to be one of the causes of cervical cancer in women.

St. Thomas More as a model of Christian service

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{mosimage}Editor's note: The following speech was presented by Archbishop Thomas Collins to the Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Toronto at their annual Red Mass dinner on Sept. 13. It describes how St. Thomas More is a worthy model for today of a Christian responding to God's call.


Ryan delivers Regis lecture

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{mosimage} TORONTO — One of the pioneers of post-Vatican II church engagement with the political, founder of the Centre of Concern in Washington, former provincial of the Canadian Jesuits and one-time general secretary of the Canadian  Conference of Catholic Bishops will deliver the Regis College Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 22.

Ontario bishops commission world religion textbook

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops has given the go ahead to write the first-ever Grade 11 world religion textbook from a Canadian Catholic perspective.

St. Jerome's installs leadership team

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{mosimage} WATERLOO, Ont. - New leadership has been officially installed at St. Jerome’s University, a Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Waterloo.

The rupture of Canada's multicultural mosaic

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{mosimage}MONTREAL - What kind of society won’t admit religion? Apparently Canada.

Douglas Farrow believes Canada’s grand experiment in multiculturalism is doomed. Or rather that it dooms its citizens to cultural relativism, a moral quagmire and the absence of true community.

Ontario school boards leave HPV decision up to parents

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HPV.jpgTORONTO - It appears most Catholic school boards in Ontario are on board with the province's plans to vaccinate girls against the HPV virus. It's predicted the vaccine will reduce cervical cancer rates by 70 per cent.

Halton board chair resigns

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{mosimage}As the Halton Catholic District School Board prepares to launch into the second year of its mandate, trustees are still huddling with private consultants in hopes of articulating a common vision and priorities.