Canadian churches faced new restrictions as public health officials tried to contain a post-holiday surge of COVID-19.

Expanded care on the Journey Home

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The journey home has gotten a little easier for some of Toronto’s 8,500 homeless people in shelters and out on the street any given night.

Contemplative approach recalls early Christian unity

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For anyone who has ever thought they might have been happier as a monk or a nun, living the contemplative life, this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is your chance to try it out.

Rights league defends church rights to manage own affairs

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A little legal ecumenism played out on Zoom before the Supreme Court of Canada as the Catholic Civil Rights League, along with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, came to the defence of Canada’s Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop Abune Dimetros.

Drive-in Mass a hit at Ottawa-area parish

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OTTAWA -- In a small parish on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, the new year is starting like 2020 ended — with a close eye on the weather forecast.

Alberta man charged with hate crime for disrupting Mass

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- A 25-year-old Edmonton man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly disrupted Mass at a church and briefly posted an obscenity-laden video online.

Five years in, reconciliation moves slowly

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Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued its final report, there is agreement that strides have been made in the journey towards healing with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

‘God’s will’ leads Dowd to the Soo

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Bishop Thomas Dowd is ready to embrace whatever comes his way as the newly installed Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario.

Ontario’s lockdown: ‘It does require sacrifices’

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There’s no question the strain of the pandemic is hitting every area of Canadians’ lives as the year draws to a close.

Bishops’ plea: ‘It’s not too late’

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OTTAWA -- Canada’s Catholic bishops say it is “not too late to reconsider” and stop the expansion of medically-assisted suicide in Canada.

Poorest at back of COVID vaccine line

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Canada, with 37.6 million people, has agreements to purchase 194 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with options to buy another 220 million. If all these vaccines pan out, we could vaccinate Canada’s entire population almost six times over.