Holding a sign that read “I regret my abortion,” pro-life protester Debbie Fisher sat under a tent, waiting to share her story to a group of hundreds gathered outside of Queen’s Park for the Toronto March for Life rally on March 13.

Papal visit a wake up call for Canadians

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For six days in July the most important thing happening in this country will be an old man confronting our history.

Cardinal Collins ordains four, calls them to conform to Christ

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Before rising before the gathered at St. Michael’s Cathedral-Basilica as priests, each of four men accepted a chalice from Cardinal Thomas Collins. The chalice was a gift to Toronto Bishop Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel from Pope Pius IX in the 1850s.

Post-COVID, migrant worker issues remain

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This will be a better summer for migrant workers on Canadian farms, but only because local health authorities have become better at identifying and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks and not because Canada has addressed fundamental issues that made COVID into a rolling disaster across farm country the last two summers, says Connie Sorio.

Ethiopia in crisis: the forgotten war

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With much of the world’s focus on the war in Ukraine, Ethiopian Catholic leaders world-wide have been calling on the international community not to forget the thousands of people impacted by conflict in the East African nation’s Tigray region.

Roe v. Wade leak gives March for Life added momentum

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Thousands, emboldened by the news that an almost 50-year-old ruling opening up abortion in the U.S. is expected to be overturned, converged on Parliament Hill for the annual National March for Life May 12.

Pope Francis fighting personal pain to heal Indigenous wounds

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Pope Francis will visit a residential school and will very likely be seen on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne during the annual pilgrimage to Manitou Sakahigan – Cree for “Lake of the Spirit.”

Bishops demand anti-MAiD voices be heard

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Canada’s Catholic bishops, in a submission to the federal committee exploring the expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), reiterated their opposition to assisted suicide and called for more safeguards for the vulnerable.

New paths sought in reconciliation walk

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Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation and Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen have been walking together for some time now — including through the work of ground-penetrating radar and finding 751 hits near a former Catholic-run residential school on Cowesses First Nation east of Regina in the summer of 2021.

Lobby seeks MAiD for B.C. Catholic hospitals

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The B.C. chapters of Dying With Dignity Canada have launched a public-relations campaign aimed at forcing Catholic and other faith-based health-care facilities to allow patients to undergo “medical assistance in dying” (MAiD) without being transferred to a secular facility.

Pope Francis coming to Canada July 24-29

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Francis will visit Quebec City, Iqaluit and Edmonton between July 24 and 29, adding the weight of his office to Canadian Catholic efforts to reconcile with Indigenous Canadians and to repair the damage done by Catholic-run residential schools.