OTTAWA -- The largest annual pro-life event in Canada will be on back on Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital in May, according to a key event organizer, although how many pro-life Canadians will actually rally in Ottawa at the March For Life remains an open question.

Race to help global poor in COVID vaccination hits a snag

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A proposal aimed at getting vaccines into arms south of the equator ran up against demands for more information from rich countries, including Canada, at a Geneva meeting of the World Trade Organization committee on patent and intellectual property rights March 10 and 11.

Christians across Canada are taking aim at China's Communist party with prayer

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The power of prayer is being marshalled across Canada to call out abuse of power by China’s Communist Party in a national, ecumenical Zoom liturgy scheduled for March 21.

University of Sudbury rekindles French roots

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In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings at Laurentian University, the University of Sudbury is going back to its francophone roots.

Expansion of assisted suicide now law after Senate passes Bill C-7

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OTTAWA -- Euthanasia opponents are slamming the federal Liberals who, with Bloc Quebecois support, opened the door for the mentally ill to access the medical aid in dying (MAiD) system, which officially became law on March 17.

Quebec bishops distance themselves from CCCB statement on COVID vaccines

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OTTAWA -- Canadian Catholics should get vaccinated against COVID-19 and they should take any vaccine that has been approved for use in Canada, Canada’s bishops said in a clarifying statement that came just days after initial advice on vaccines caused a political firestorm.

School partners unite to fill the pantry shelves for those in need

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If the Panther Pantry shelves at St. John Paul II Secondary School are full, then staff believe the home cupboards of the school’s most disadvantaged students won’t be empty.

Virtual exhibit explores experiences of historic Irish famine migrants

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A virtual exhibition is telling the story of Ontario’s Irish migrants of 1847 and the caregivers who put their lives on the line during one of the worst health-care crises in Canadian history.

Doctors work to gain trust for COVID vaccine in northern Canadian Indigenous communities

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Just a little jab is no big deal for most of us, but getting COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of the most vulnerable took a trio of St. Michael’s Hospital doctors way above and way beyond — 1,200 kilometres above and beyond to the fly-in community of Neskantaga First Nation in Northern Ontario.

Grey zone worship restrictions relaxed

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Restrictions on places of worship in grey lockdown zones will be loosened and churches will be able to host services with up to 15 per cent of their capacity as of March 15.

St. Vincent de Paul Society keeps marching forward amid pandemic difficulties

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A year into the COVID pandemic and the Vincentian resiliency has not withered as Canadian chapters of the St. Vincent de Paul Society continue to help people in need.