MONTREAL - The fire that ravaged a large part of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris offered an opportunity for French Catholics with Canadian connections to reflect on the impact the event can have on their faith.

Educators bracing for cuts while in a waiting game

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Little was mentioned about education in Doug Ford’s first budget as Ontario premier that wasn’t already known, but all the entities involved had heard all they needed to hear in the weeks leading up to the April 11 budget.

Canada’s Ouellet was a close third in pope vote

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VATICAN CITY - Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was third on every ballot during the five rounds of voting that ended with then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becoming Pope Francis, according to a new book.

Letter intended to support D&P called ‘misguided’

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An explosive letter from Development and Peace partners in the Philippines protesting a year-long review of the Canadian agency’s international partnerships is misguided and unhelpful, said Development and Peace deputy executive director Romain Duguay.

Canadians share in the tragedy … and the hope

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In one of the darkest hours for the “City of Light,” the Catholic Church in Canada has united in prayer and solidarity with Paris as it watched one of its grandest treasures engulfed in a raging inferno.

Church marks anniversary of attack

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In the year since 10 people were killed and 16 others injured when a man mowed down people with a van on sunny spring afternoon along Toronto’s Yonge Street, St. Edward’s Parish has continued to offer sanctuary and healing to the shocked and traumatized community.

Political drama doesn’t slow reconciliation

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OTTAWA - Reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Canadians continue to move forward due to initiatives by the Church and other groups, despite the fallout from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ousting of Jody Wilson-Raybould from cabinet and the Liberal party.

Concerns being raised over added scrutiny

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OTTAWA - Additional government scrutiny of some 2019 Canada Summer Jobs grants applications has raised questions whether Christian groups are being targeted for ideological reasons.

Philippine Catholic groups protest ‘unfair’ probe by Canadian bishops and D&P

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MONTREAL - In a letter addressed to the Canadian bishops and the leaders of Development and Peace, prominent leaders of the Catholic Church in the Philippines and civil organizations criticized a moratorium on at least four Philippine associations suspected of "violating the social teachings of the Church."

Ombud’s much-delayed arrival met with anger

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Canada has a new ombudsperson for corporate responsibility abroad, 15 months after the government announced it was creating the post. But unions and NGOs are reacting angrily to uncertainty and limitations over the ombudsperson’s powers to investigate human rights abuses.

Behind the palms

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Palm leaves and fronds decorate churches everywhere Palm Sunday as Christians prepare for the most solemn time of the liturgical year.