OTTAWA -- Canada’s Catholic bishops are backing ecumenical efforts to encourage prompt passage of a bill in support of Indigenous rights before Parliament rises for the summer.

Historic church begins long road back

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WINDSOR, Ont. -- Repairs to restore one of Canada’s oldest churches are finally underway after the Diocese of London gave $1 million to kick off another fund-raising campaign to reopen this city’s historic Our Lady of Assumption Church.

Pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’ lands Canadian distribution deal

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After a heated battle that included petitions and a national boycott, the controversial pro-life film Unplanned has finally landed a distribution deal in Canada.

Toronto Raptors' player took a shot at priesthood training

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WASHINGTON -- When Pascal Siakam was in his young teens attending a minor seminary in Cameroon -- and mostly playing soccer in his free time -- he likely never imagined he'd be playing in the NBA Finals.

Serving those who save and protect

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EDMONTON -- It would certainly be much easier for Padre Chinedu Chukwu to minister to the Catholic faithful in a parish in the middle of suburbia. He had been there, and done that for more than a decade.

Ursulines mark century of service

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SASKATOON -- In the spring of 1919, three “prophetic women of hope” came from Germany to Saskatchewan to teach in a pocket of devout German-speaking Russian emigrants who had settled beneath the vast expanse of sky and plain at the edge of what are known as the Great Sand Hills.

York teachers facing layoffs

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Teacher layoffs will be a reality for some York Catholic teachers as the school board struggles with an anticipated $7.7 million budget shortfall for the 2019-20 school year.

Church has more work to do, poll shows

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The Church has a major communications problem when it comes to clerical abuse.

That’s the conclusion from communications professionals working for the Church after seeing the results of an Angus Reid Institute poll that said more than three-quarters of Canadians (78 per cent) believe the Catholic Church has done a poor or very poor job of handling the sexual abuse crisis.

Conscience fight moves to the political arena

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Having lost twice in court, the battle for conscience rights for health care workers in Ontario is now a political battle.

U.S. pro-lifers set the tone for pro-lifers in Canada

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As if tariffs, climate change and immigration policy wasn’t enough to put a wedge between Canada and the U.S., abortion laws across the states — and the lack of a law here — has become another thorny political issue. 

Abortion and America: The great divide

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Canadian pro-lifers are talking up American legislation that bans or severely restricts abortion, raising the question of whether American abortion debates will travel north of the border.