{mosimage}TORONTO - As Jesus was asked by the Father to live a life of service, so too have the nine men ordained to the permanent diaconate May 31 been asked to dedicate their lives to serving the Lord.

Christian media needs to highlight positive, not be afraid of negative

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Jesuit Father Frederico Lombardi urged Catholic media to highlight the positive and beautiful in Christian life, but at the same time not to duck the responsibility to recognize and denounce evil.

Truth will only come out in words

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Ethicist Margaret Somerville challenged Catholic media to become “word warriors” and ethics agents to give people “the words they need to protect human dignity.”

Archdiocese of Toronto clergy appointments

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{mosimage}The following clergy appointments for the archdiocese of Toronto will take place as of June 25, unless otherwise noted.

Immigration Canada's future

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{mosimage}WATERLOO, Ont.  - Multiculturalism, far from representing a static state, has become an ever-evolving social pattern in Canada.

That was the view expressed in a recent talk at St. Jerome’s University by Gregory Baum, professor emeritus at McGill University’s faculty of religious studies.

Groups join to fight Bill C-484

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - More than 50 organizations, labour unions and groups have lined up against the Unborn Victims of Crime Act that passed second reading in the House of Commons March 5.

Toronto mayor takes handgun ban proposal to churches

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Toronto Mayor David Miller wants churches and other faith communities to stick their necks out on behalf of the urban poor who live in the city's most violent neighbourhoods.

Jantzi Social Index on rise again

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{mosimage}TORONTO - After a year of sub-par results the Jantzi Social Index is once again leading the band among Canadian stock indexes.

D&P partners with Canada Foodgrains Bank

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The first Catholic project by the Canada Foodgrains Bank will direct $500,000 to Zambian farmers who lost their crops to flooding in December and January.

Toronto Imam addresses Interfaith Dinner

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{mosimage}TORONTO - For 21 years the Annual Neighbourhood Interfaith Dinner sponsored by mostly wealthy congregations of Rosedale, Moore Park and Forest Hill has meant Christians and Jews breaking bread together. For the 22nd annual dinner May 14 it meant more.

Protest upstages good news for Goldcorp investors

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Protesters lined the street outside Toronto’s King Edward Hotel May 20, and dominated the microphones inside Goldcorp Inc.’s annual general meeting, putting the world’s second largest gold producer on the defensive over its human rights and environmental record in Guatemala and Honduras.