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{mosimage}As Kairos — Canada’s national, ecumenical social justice coalition — rolls out its newest campaign, suburbanite and activist Dorothy Wilson is excited.

D&P: environmentalists from day one

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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.”

Bible no source of scientific knowledge

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Intelligent Design reduces and belittles God’s power and might, according to the director of the Vatican Observatory.

Science is and should be seen as “completely neutral" on the issue of the theistic or atheistic implications of scientific results, said Fr. George V. Coyne, S.J., director of the Vatican Observatory, while noting that “science and religion are totally separate pursuits."

A truly dignified way to die

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When Marlene West faced her family to tell them about her plans regarding her death she got a surprise — tears and grasping for words that just wouldn’t come.

Climate change a good place to show preferential option for the poor

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A team of health and climate scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the World Health Organization has recently compiled compelling data that confirms countries in Africa and coastal countries along the Pacific and Indian Ocean are the most vulnerable to the lethal effects of global climate change.