{mosimage}TORONTO - In his debut Cardinal’s Dinner speech, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins called on Catholics to “follow in the footsteps of St. Paul” to discover how to be witnesses of the Gospel in contemporary society.

Overcrowded jail system courting crisis

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{mosimage}Things are so bad at the provincial jail in Saskatoon that three bishops — Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran — have gone public with their concerns, describing how men are forced to urinate into bottles because there isn’t enough staff to accompany them from dormitory-style cell blocks to the washroom.

Dalai Lama spreads message of peace

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Dalai Lama brought a message of peace and reconciliation to Ottawa Oct. 28-30, urging China to grant the Tibetan people the rights to preserve their language, culture and spirituality.

D&P mining campaign hits Parliament Hill

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace delivered 153,000 postcards to Parliament Hill Oct. 24, urging the Conservative government to ensure Canadian mining companies act responsibly when operating abroad.

Economics must take environment into account

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{mosimage}TORONTO  - We need to stop an attitude aiming at maximum economic growth and instead make economic choices toward responsible development, said Dr. Bob Goudzwaard.

The power of one

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{mosimage}BRAMPTON, Ont. - The life stories of people such as Mother Teresa and Mother Angelica provide models for pro-life supporters in how even one individual, let alone a whole movement, can profoundly change the world for the better in the face of daunting challenges.

De Manche was with Register 41 years

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{mosimage}TORONTO - It’s appropriate that Alfred De Manche’s family would request that friends consider a donation to the Shepherd’s Trust as a fitting way to remember the long-time journalist’s life and work.

Imams learn about the Holocaust reality

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{mosimage}TORONTO - There’s just one reason why half a dozen imams and other leaders in Toronto’s Muslim community joined an interfaith tour of the Holocaust Museum in the city’s north end Oct. 16, and just one reason they listened intently to Max Eisen tell how he survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp as a 15-year-old slave labourer.

Confirmation program lets special needs youth participate

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{mosimage}NEWMARKET, Ont. - The archdiocese of Toronto launched its newly revised Confirmation program “Anointed for Mission” this fall.

St. Bonaventure’s reaches out online

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{mosimage}TORONTO  - A Franciscan friar has found a creative way to reach out to people sitting outside the pews in front of their computer screens.  

Slain bishop committed to building bridges in Algeria

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Some of the most horrific violence of our time happened in Algeria in the 1990s, and it only tangentially involved Catholics. But that tangent is full of dangers, doubts and fear.