Mothers led the prayers for imprisoned Bishop Fikremariam Haghos Tsalim as 300 faithful of the Eritrean Catholic Community gathered in St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church after Mass Oct. 23.

CCIS settlement approach yields high demand

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In his early days with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), CEO Fariborz Birjandian said very few immigrants arriving in Canada “had any clue where Calgary was, or Edmonton and Saskatchewan.” Toronto was the desired destination. 

Matching donor steps up for ShareLife

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ShareLife has secured a matching donor to help spur contributions in the last two months of the campaign that supports over 40 Catholic social service agencies. 

Torbay, N.L., Catholics attempt to save parish

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Parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish in Torbay, N.L., are teaming with the Archdiocese of St. John’s Archdiocesan Renewal Corporation (ARC) to raise $450,000 to secure ownership of their house of worship. 

Pro-lifers fight back against MAiD for babies

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Nearly 200 doctors, nurses and health care workers have signed a letter to the Commons committee studying MAiD warning against a Quebec physicians’ plan to euthanize newborns.

Report takes synod to the peripheries

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A handpicked team of nine North American theologians, two of them Canadian, has just published a 70,000-word report based on consultations with migrants and asylum seekers, LGBTQ Catholics, women, the disabled, prisoners and other marginalized groups.

Canadian bishops address youth concerns

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Fr. Joshua Roldan commends the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for meeting today’s young Catholics where they are at in a new normal shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pro-life organization proceeds with defamation lawsuit against pro-choice advocate

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The pro-life group 40 Days for Life has successfully blocked a legal motion that might have quashed its defamation lawsuit against a pro-choice advocate who sought to “ruin” its campaign.

Synodal process extended by a year

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The Synod on Synodality is getting bigger — globally and in Canada.

Student mental health educators’ top concern

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With schools slowly getting back to normal following the global pandemic, the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese is trying to help Catholic school principals address their greatest concerns.

Newfoundland parishioners feel ‘betrayed’ by archbishop

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Some parishioners refused to attend the final Mass at Newfoundland’s Holy Rosary Church, angered by what they see as a “betrayal” over closure of their parish after being led to believe it could remain open.