It’s been a year since a nation was united in grief, waking up early one spring Saturday morning to the news that a team of young men pursuing their hockey dreams was torn apart in a horrific crash that would claim 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos’ family and leave 13 others with various physical and emotional scars they will carry a lifetime.

Defending the faith starts with listening

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Young Catholics are being challenged with tough questions about their faith. Vlad Mamaradlo, lecturing on the practical world of apologetics, recalled a story of a woman who found herself in the middle of an abortion debate at work because a co-worker asked her why she was pro-life.

Church urged to take lead in protecting youth online

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Children are in danger and Jesuit Fr. Hans Zollner believes the Catholic Church is uniquely placed to protect them.

‘We have to get to the bottom of this’: Archbishop Lépine

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The Archdiocese of Montreal and four smaller dioceses within its ecclesiastical province have enlisted a former judge to conduct an external audit of files on the sexual abuse of minors dating back to 1950.

Quebec’s Bill 21 puts religious freedom at risk

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OTTAWA - In pursuit of a secular state, Quebec is wrong to limit religious freedom, said the president of Quebec’s assembly of bishops after the province tabled a controversial bill that will bar many provincial employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols on the job.

Archbishops give Development and Peace a ‘solidarity’ push

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Development and Peace is assuring donors a review of the practices of 52 partner agencies will end soon while two archbishops are going the extra mile to support the Catholic development agency.

Canadian nun, sexologist: Catholics must increase their sexual maturity

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QUEBEC CITY - A Canadian nun with a Ph.D. in clinical sexology said the sex abuse crisis in the church does not mean "the end of faith" but rather "the end of a lack of formation and the end of deviance," and a call to return to Jesus' message of love.

Crucifix evicted from City Hall

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A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back.

Teens hailed as heroes in boy’s rescue

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VANCOUVER - It was a day of skiing Grade 8 student Gabriel Neilson won’t soon forget.

The many lives of St. Michael’s

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EDMONTON - Isabella Mraz Nelson kneels and gently places her hand on her great-grandfather’s headstone.

Marriage scores big on family satisfaction scale

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OTTAWA - Canadian married couples with children are a pretty happy lot — at least more happy than their unmarried counterparts.