VANCOUVER -- When Myka Kollmann isn’t buried in textbooks at the University of British Columbia, she can often be found playing games with, running errands for, and laughing with recovering drug addicts at Luke 15 House.

Winnipeg Free Press partners with faith communities to put religion back in the news

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Whether Canada’s faith life is hidden, secret or just ignored, it represents a rich vein of news for any enterprising journalist, as far as Winnipeg Free Press columnist John Longhurst is concerned. 

Halifax pastoral plan on ‘pretty good’ path

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A pastoral plan three years in the making which resulted in a two-thirds reduction of parishes in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth has put the archdiocese in a position to succeed amid the realities of the modern Church, said John Stevens.

Ontario Catholic teachers plan one-day strike Jan. 21

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Ontario’s Catholic teachers will be holding a province-wide one-day strike Jan. 21.

Sisters of Sion ‘horrified’ by anti-Semitic attacks

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A spike in attacks on Jews in North America and Europe has prompted the Sisters of Sion in Canada to speak out.

Campus pro-life group wins appeal over security fees

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Alberta’s top court has sided with a pro-life group that claimed a security fee imposed by the University of Alberta violated its right to freedom of expression.

Fr. Pier Giorgio Di Cicco: Priest, poet, author

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Fr. Pier Giorgio Di Cicco — Toronto’s former poet laureate, a writer and consultant on urban affairs, jazz trumpeter, ground-breaking literary critic and the author or editor of over 20 books — has died. He was 70.

New start in historic year

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For the nearly 6,000 children a year who find refuge and a new start with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, the fact the organization has a 125-year history probably doesn’t matter much.

Releasing list ‘the right thing to do’

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OTTAWA -- The decision by the Jesuits of Canada to release a list of priests “credibly accused” of abuse of minors is a step in the right direction, but an honest accounting of the extent of child abuse will take a lot more work, said the president of an abuse survivor group.

New year bringing big changes in Ottawa

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OTTAWA -- The merger of the Catholic Church in eastern Ontario that would create one large archdiocese stretching from Ottawa south to the St. Lawrence River is about to become reality.

Funding gives renters a break

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A pledge to spend $1.4 billion helping people find shelter in an increasingly unaffordable housing market in Ontario has Catholic social agencies cautiously optimistic.