“Simple trust in the provident hand of God,” will be the key to Christian unity, Cardinal Thomas Collins told more than 300 people who gathered for the final liturgy of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Toronto Jan. 26.

Lack of Share Lent letter a ‘non-story,’ says CCCB president

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For the first time in a half-century, Development and Peace will appeal for funds during Lent without an explicit letter of support from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

After 60 years, zeal for justice remains

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Celebrating 60 years of priesthood, Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, who migrated to Toronto after his retirement in Pakistan, has taken up the cause of supporting persecuted Pakistani Christians who seek asylum in Canada.

Ex Corde Foundation helps fill in funding gap

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The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in Hamilton can’t always account at budget time for all its needs, but when some urgent need arises it’s happy there is an organization like the Ex Corde Foundation that can lend a hand.

Bishops call for resistance to expanded assisted suicide

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EDMONTON -- The bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories are calling on Catholics to mobilize and oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide even as the federal government looks to make it easier to qualify for a medically-induced death.

B.C. bishop headed for England eparchy

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Bishop Ken Nowakowski, who has shepherded the Ukrainian Eparchy of New Westminster, B.C., since 2007, has been appointed bishop of the Eparchy of the Holy Family in London, England.

‘Too much emphasis on religion,’ says minister

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QUEBEC CITY -- Complaining that current courses place “too much emphasis on religion,” Quebec is set to eliminate its Ethics and Religious Culture curriculum, according to the province’s education minister.

Canadian dioceses remain vigilant amid concerns of coronavirus pandemic

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Canadian dioceses are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China, but no special precautions will be implemented at parishes across Canada this weekend amid spreading concerns of a worldwide pandemic like SARS or the H1N1 virus from earlier this century. 

B.C. hospice to stay true to its call

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VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A suburban Vancouver hospice is prepared to forego hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funding rather than bow to government pressure to provide euthanasia and assisted suicide.

200,000 Canadians respond (so far) to Ottawa’s assisted suicide survey

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OTTAWA -- As Canadians are being urged to express their views before the government revises the law governing assisted suicide, about 200,000 people have made their feelings known via a federal government online survey, according to the Department of Justice.

Hospice faces deadline on assisted suicide

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VANCOUVER -- A heated debate about whether a 10-bed hospice in Delta, B.C., should offer assisted suicide may come to a climax in February.