While 70 per cent of  participants in a recent survey believe God and religion should be completely kept out of public life, a data point suggests a Canada more open to public figures speaking and acting based on their religious beliefs is a possibility.

Bishops launch new palliative care toolkit

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Canada’s bishops have developed a new palliative care toolkit to educate and empower caregivers and those facing a terminal illness.

Peterborough harvests ‘fruits of synodality’

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The homilies are getting shorter at The Visitation of the Virgin Mary Parish in Campbellford, Ont., but the Masses are probably longer. That’s because pastor Fr. William Moloney is not going to do all the talking right after reading the Gospel.

York Region faith communities relaunch Out of the Cold

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In the suburbs north of Toronto, faith communities are still banding together to provide emergency shelter to the homeless this winter.

Red Wednesday honours persecuted Christians

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Wearing the red of martyrs, St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica once again stood up for persecuted Christians — one of dozens of cathedrals around the world illuminated for Red Wednesday.

Johnston honours servant leaders

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Canada’s 28th Governor General David Johnston paid tribute to Cardus as it celebrated its 20th anniversary — one year late, due to the pandemic — by commending the Christian think tank for its servant leadership.

COP26 failures no obstacle to real climate action

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Disappointment and even anger at the end of the Glasgow climate summit is not the end of hope for Catholic climate action, said Laudato Si’ Movement - Canada co-ordinator Agnes Richard.

Vatican delegation is taking shape

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Pope Francis will be fully involved in three days of meetings with about 30 Indigenous delegates travelling to Rome to next month in what Canada’s bishops describe as a “significant milestone” in Church reconciliation efforts.

Religious goods caught in supply woes

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Canada’s Catholic gift stores are not immune to the problems that have turned into a global supply chain crisis.

Catholic school Canada’s first to go carbon-neutral

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John Paul II Secondary School in London, Ont., is Canada’s first self-sufficient, carbon-neutral school, drawing on solar and geothermal energy for its power needs.

Concordat confusion: One thing remains certain, the Mi’kmaq remain a Christian nation

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When Pope Francis steps onto Canadian soil he will also step into the nexus of pain, sorrow anger and regret that has come to define the relationship between the Church in Canada and Indigenous people. But these failures were not our starting point.