Canada, with 37.6 million people, has agreements to purchase 194 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with options to buy another 220 million. If all these vaccines pan out, we could vaccinate Canada’s entire population almost six times over.

Bill devalues the disabled, say advocates

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Blind, traumatized and unable to work, Amy Hasbrouck is still fighting a law she believes values disabled lives as less than the lives of the able-bodied.

Christmas communion service approved for lockdown regions in Toronto

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Cardinal Thomas Collins has approved a short service to give parishes in lockdown regions within the Archdiocese of Toronto the option of offering Holy Communion on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day while maintaining the 10-person limit in churches.

Christmas Mass conundrum

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Catholics across Canada will mull whether they should attend Christmas week Masses in person or if they should just stay home and watch a virtual service.

Vancouver report names more abusive priests

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VANCOUVER -- The Archdiocese of Vancouver has released the names of three priests involved in settlements related to sexual abuse and confirmed 13 more people have come forward with abuse allegations.

‘Religious right’ remark angers critics

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OTTAWA -- Changes that would open up Canada’s legally-sanctioned euthanasia system have been approved by a two-to-one margin by MPs in the House of Commons, but some MPs who voted against the changes say the government unfairly maligned religious Canadians during debate over the contentious issue.

Passionate volunteer puts kids first

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Ernest Patenaude’s passion for volunteerism was sparked by his teachers when he attended St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie, Alta., in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

Calgary leans on technology to continue mission

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As much as the current landscape enables, Calgary Bishop William McGrattan is keen on being a vibrant presence this Christmas season by engaging in key charity and goodwill campaigns.

Dolls bring smiles to hospitalized kids

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When COVID-19 is finally conquered, there will be about 1,000 dolls ready to get back to doing what they do best at Kemptville District Hospital — putting smiles on kids’ faces.

Public Masses suspended in York Region, Windsor-Essex

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Catholic churches in York Region and Windsor-Essex County are joining Toronto and Peel Region in lockdown Dec. 14 following new restrictions to battle the pandemic by the Province of Ontario.

Making L’Arche work during trying times

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VANCOUVER -- Nineteen people with developmental disabilities and their assistants live in homes run by L’Arche Greater Vancouver, an organization founded on principles of intentional community and family-like living.