OTTAWA -- Christian communities remain concerned about the administration of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grants after it was revealed 403 groups were refused funding.

Dementia advocates keep up pressure

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OTTAWA -- Armed with a government commitment of $50 million to implement a National Dementia Strategy, advocates are not about to let up on efforts to keep the issue on the front burner.

Gladu not impressed with palliative ‘Action Plan’

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OTTAWA -- Health Canada’s five-year Action Plan on Palliative Care announced Aug. 20 is a “lacklustre” effort that fails to commit enough resources, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu.

B.C. man’s assisted suicide a call to action: chaplain

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The assisted suicide death of a Powell River, B.C., man who struggled for years to find adequate care is a call to Catholics to speak out and “challenge the legitimacy” of bureaucracies that put cost and efficiency ahead of the value of human life, says the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s pro-life chaplain.

Canadian Jesuit Fr. Michael Czerny to be made cardinal in October

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The Pope, who is full of surprises, has done it again by announcing that a Canadian Jesuit priest will join 12 archbishops and bishops who will be made cardinals next month in Rome.

Statue takes long way home

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EDMONTON -- After travelling from Italy to Portugal to China, a 500-year-old wooden statue of the Infant Jesus has reached its final destination — a Carmelite monastery west of Edmonton.

Finding peace on Mission Hill

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. -- Cecile Kimak and Phyllis Pawluk are close. 

They share everything, including a devotion to the Virgin Mary that continues to help the Edmonton-area sisters survive life’s most gut-wrenching problems, from health troubles to family break-ups and even an abusive relationship. 

Indigenous voice being heard in curriculum

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Native studies have come a long way in the last two decades and there are no signs that the pace of change in the program is going to slow down.

King’s taking fresh look at security

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Security has become such an inflammatory issue on both a political and social level that reasoned debate around the topic seems almost impossible. 

Filmmaker Kevin Dunn in Australia continuing fight against euthanasia

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OTTAWA -- Documentary film producer Kevin Dunn admits he felt a bit depressed after producing two films about euthanasia. 

Catholics stay on course on sex-ed

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Most of the elements of a 2015 sex-ed curriculum introduced by the then-governing Liberals in Ontario and repealed in 2018 by the incoming Progressive Conservative government will remain in a new Health and Physical Education curriculum announced by the province Aug. 21.