Temporary church closures lifted in New Brunswick and PEI

Calgary schools step up human trafficking fight

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The Calgary Catholic School District is partnering with country music star Paul Brandt’s non-profit #NotInMyCity to raise awareness and inspire action to end sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Human touch bedrock of good education

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After a rollercoaster two years marked by online learning and social upheaval forcing the re-examination of how best to meet the needs of students, it’s clear the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education in Canada forever.

Bishops launch Indigenous healing fund

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has formally established its new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Laudato Si’ action plan set to launch

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Laudato Si’ was groundbreaking in 2015, but now the Canadian Church on Feb. 12 will break ground on a new effort to take up Pope Francis’ challenge to care for the planet we all share.

Reconciliation council positive step forward

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Canadian bishops and religious orders are cheering a new, Indigenous-led transitional committee that will push Ottawa a little closer to answering the 94 Calls to Action from the 2015 final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Christian unity begins in Bethlehem

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Unity is the heritage of the Church — a heritage that begins in Bethlehem, hundreds of people heard on a national Zoom call to mark the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 23.

U.S. abortion appeal could spark Canadian debate

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The landmark  Roe v. Wade decision that struck down American abortion laws turned 49 years old Jan 22, but pro-life activists north of the border are hopeful it won’t hit 50.

Synod needs to open up spiritual conversation

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The Synod on Synodality, on now through the fall of 2023, ought to be different according to Catholics inspired by St. Ignatius.

Pilgrimage bounce back expected for 2022

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Gal Hana is optimistic about how Israel’s tourism industry will perform in 2022.

Women share hope, fears for synod on synodality

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Pope Francis’ goal of a more synodal Church, hearing the voices of all the faithful, may be a sign of both progress and the lack thereof when it comes to the role and representation of women.