cross_tortureTORONTO - A man known to the courts only as John Doe is sitting in a jail in Nebraska waiting for a decision from a Canadian judge. He’s a Colombian in the United States because the rebel FARC army has shot at his family and threatened his life, but he is barred from applying for asylum because he has been in the United States for more than a year.

Jesuits host dinner

By
TORONTO — Toronto-area Catholics will have a chance to dine for the future of the Jesuit order, and honour Jesuits’ living history, on April 11.

World Social Forum reviewed

By
TORONTO — Just which other world is possible will be the subject when Prof. Janet Conway reviews the World Social Forum at the Scarboro Foreign Missions headquarters, 2685 Kingston Rd., March 10, beginning at 10 a.m.

Collins opens lecture series

By

TORONTO - Toronto’s new archbishop will have something to say about what Canadian mining companies are doing to the environment and to local populations around the world in the kickoff for St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church’s lecture series, “Stewardship of the Earth, Calling the Mining Industry to Account.”

Genetic screening called a move toward eugenics

By
OTTAWA - The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) says a recent call by Canadian obstetricians and gynecologists for all women to be offered prenatal genetic screening is a “disturbing step toward eugenics in our society.”

Bias complaint dismissed

By
OTTAWA - The Canadian Judicial Council has dismissed REAL Women of Canada’s allegations of judicial misconduct against Ontario Chief Justice Roy McMurtry, whose 2003 Halpern decision determined the traditional definition of marriage discriminated against same-sex couples.

Kamloops’ councillor fined for statemensts on homosexuality

By
OTTAWA - A Kamloops, B.C., city councillor has agreed to pay a $1,000 settlement to a homosexual couple for public statements he made about homosexuality.

Anglican Catholic Church consecrates two bishops

By
OTTAWA - The primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) Archbishop John Hepworth consecrated two   auxiliary bishops for the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) Jan. 27 at a ceremony in Ottawa.

Rights groups fight refugee deal

By
TORONTO - The United States human rights record and its war on terror are on trial in a Federal Court in Toronto. The Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International, the Canadian Council for Refugees and an anonymous Colombian in a Nebraska jail are trying to persuade a judge to suspend Canadian co-operation with the United States on handling of refugees.

Chief shepherds helped forge Catholic Toronto

By
Since its founding as a diocese on Dec. 17, 1841, Toronto has had 12 chief shepherds. Below are short profiles of the 10 archbishops/bishops who preceded Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic. Much of this information was supplied by the Archives of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Christians, Jews united

By
Toronto - Just a couple of weeks after announcing his retirement as archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic confessed his love to a gathering of about 50 at Holy Blossom Temple.