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.

Coalition looking for ‘positive changes’

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OTTAWA -- A “significant” piece of the path toward reconciliation has been completed with the release of the report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, says Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas.

Faith sustains northern Alberta residents who fled wildfires

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Residents of High Level and surrounding areas, including the Dene First Nation, were returning home after a harrowing wildfire threatened northern Alberta communities for two weeks.

Helping hands reach northward

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EDMONTON -- A Sea-Can shipping container, jam-packed with 4,600 pounds of food and 700 pounds of clothing from Edmonton, is on a two-month journey to a remote community in the Northwest Territories.

Two Quebec dioceses have new bishops

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Cardinal Gérald Lacroix is losing one of his Quebec auxiliary bishops, but that’s good news for the Diocese of Joliette down the road along the St. Lawrence.

Conscience rights bill has ‘groundswell’ of support, says MP Anderson

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OTTAWA -- Conservative MP David Anderson claims his bill to protect the conscience rights of health care professionals has received a great deal of support across Canada. However, it is unlikely to ever come to a vote before the next election.

Priest’s bubble zone case given legal boost

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Civil Rights League has joined a constitutional challenge by Fr. Tony Van Hee of Ontario’s controversial abortion “bubble zone” law.