In a violent world where religion becomes an excuse for division, exclusion and attacks, it’s a good idea for the United Nations to set aside a day to remember victims of religiously motivated hate, Aid to the Church in Need Canada national director Marie-Claude Lalonde told The Catholic Register.

Catholic gift stores staggered by inflation

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The Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) offered one ray of good news as the 7.6 year-over-year growth rate for July braked from June’s 8.1 per cent gain.

‘Staggering’ rise in anti-Catholic hate in Canada

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Canadian and international observers are condemning media, politicians and other opinion leaders for turning a blind eye to a startling new report that shows a 260-per-cent increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes in the past year. 

Prendergast finally off into retirement

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Environmental stewardship is a value Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has held near and dear to his heart during his episcopacy, and his final pastoral letter reflects this as his time as Apostolic Administrator came to an end Aug. 11.

Sex misconduct suit hangs over Ouellet

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Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s legal battle  over allegations he made unwanted sexual advances toward a young intern over a decade ago might place him between the Church’s Code of Canon Law and Canadian law.

New national director chosen for CNEWA in Canada

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The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has chosen Dr. Adriana Bara as its new national director in Canada.

A century of ‘adventure’ for Sisters of Service

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The Sisters of Service have had a century — a century of change, challenge and charity. At their 100th anniversary celebration held at Toronto Hunt, the tiny, aging religious institute gave their guests parting gifts of their own adventurous, arduous history of welcoming refugees, teaching the faith and nurturing communities.

Furniture maker set the table for papal visit

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Though Ontario was not one of the stops on the Pope’s recent visit to Canada, a furniture company from just outside Toronto gave the province a seat at the historic table. 

Progress in resurrecting Alberta church

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After over a year of feeling numb from sadness and shock over the fiery destruction of their beloved parish church, parishioners of St. Jean Baptiste in Morinville, Alta., now have their gaze fixed on the future.

Pope Francis says not enough evidence to try cardinal for sexual assault

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A preliminary Vatican investigation into allegations against Cardinal Marc Ouellet concluded there was not sufficient evidence to warrant opening up formal proceedings against the cardinal for sexual assault, a Vatican spokesman said.

Selling euthanasia as Christian ‘compassion’

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A new pro-euthanasia campaign aimed at persuading Christians that compassion should compel them to support expanded access to “medical assistance in dying (MAiD)” is dangerously misleading, say secular and Catholic experts on the issue.