July 1 marks the six-year anniversary of the Canada Day that the Del Rosario family became Canadian citizens.

Religious persecution focus shifts to Africa

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Aid to the Church in Need and its 330,000 donors world-wide are responding to the changing world of religious persecution.

Fix ‘serious, systemic flaws’ in long-term care now

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The churches and other faith groups which run food banks, shelters and other social programs want the government to start fixing Ontario’s long-term care homes now, even before convening a commission to look at the system.

Mixed reviews for Canada’s anti-slavery bill

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Everybody agrees modern slavery must end, but Canadian Catholics can’t quite agree on how best to accomplish that objective.

Five Clerics of Saint-Viateur in Quebec face sex abuse charges

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Five members of the Clerics of Saint-Viateur in Quebec have been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of boys over three decades.

Migrant’s death brings tears, prayers

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Following the third death in Canada of a migrant farm worker from COVID-19, Fr. Peter Ciallella had the grim task of informing other workers that their friend had died.

Cardinal calls attention to Canada’s ‘tragic’ issue

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Canada’s migrant worker problem matters to Pope Francis and the universal Church because it’s a global problem and a moral problem, said Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.

Church reaching out to migrant workers

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After the death of a second migrant worker of COVID-19 and at least 240 positive tests on just five farms, Deacon Tony Hogervorst is praying for thousands of seasonal workers on 176 farms across southwestern Ontario.

Parish built on foundation of healing

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OTTAWA -- Trust and respect. It is easy to say, but hasn’t always been easy to follow during the long history of the Catholic Church and Canada’s Indigenous communities.

Canadian dioceses charting course for ordinations

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The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and gradual re-opening of churches across Canada has allowed bishops to reschedule priest and deacon ordinations that were postponed in May.

Praying for the end of racism

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Audrey Johnson has seen systemic racism. She’s felt it. And every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. sharp she and a small circle of black friends meet at church and kneel down and pray for it to end.