The man who grew the Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada from zero to more than $5 million a year in donations is taking the helm at Canada’s Catholic development agency.

New bill puts conscience rights back in focus

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Cardinal Thomas Collins has added his applause for a federal bill protecting conscience rights of health-care professionals who refuse participation in medically assisted suicide.

Virtual is RCIA’s reality again this year

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There was a fleeting moment near the end of last year when Sandy Marshall thought restarting in-person Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) meetings would be possible in 2022.

Bishop De Roo was ‘a pilgrim of Vatican II’

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Canada’s last surviving Second Vatican Council father has died. Victoria Bishop Emeritus Remi De Roo was 97 years old when he reached his eternal rest on Feb. 1.

Social conservatives cheer O’Toole demise

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While social conservatives crow over the demise of Erin O’Toole and begin trying to draft rookie MP Leslyn Lewis to take another run at the Conservative Party leadership, Liberals and other left-of-centre parties are more quietly smiling, political analysts have told The Catholic Register.

Ottawa basilica cancels Masses due to Freedom Convoy protest

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The Freedom Convoy ensnarling the nations’s capital has led to the cancellation of Masses in churches near downtown Ottawa.

Montreal nuns intend to stand up against their eviction

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MONTREAL -- On Jan. 31, a bailiff knocked on the door of the 200-odd units of the Mont-Carmel Residence, a private seniors' residence in Montreal. Auxiliary Sister Suzanne Loiselle, five other of her sisters, and all the residents received a notice of eviction from him.

Diversity on the rise at Winter Olympics

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Rudy Sylvan knows first-hand what it feels like to compete on the international stage.

Protect ‘messy spirit’ of Ukraine’s democracy

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What might be called the messy, Ukrainian spirituality of democracy is threatened by more than 100,000 Russian troops on the border and a propaganda war that pretends Ukrainians and Russians are all part of one Orthodox and Slavic nation, according to the founder of the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in Toronto.

Caritas prepared should tanks roll

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Whether or not Russia invades, Caritas Ukraine is already at work getting people in Eastern Ukraine through all the small crises, the human-scale disasters of a war that’s dragged on for eight years.

Vatican II Bishop De Roo passes

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Bishop Remi De Roo, the former bishop of Victoria who was the world’s youngest bishop when he was appointed in 1962 at age 38 by Pope John XXIII, died Feb. 1. He was 97.