Catholics are being called to consider how they can achieve reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and build off the six historic days in July where the Pope visited Canada.

Montreal system to oust abusers still on track

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Montreal’s archdiocesan ombudsman is categorical that the new system to identify and oust clerical sexual abusers remains sound despite recent jarring events indicating the contrary.

For Fullan, the vulnerable come first

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When Michael Fullan was hired to run Catholic Charities in 1993, the NDP government at Queen’s Park was trying to get religion out of the social safety net — looking for an excuse to defund the Catholic, Jewish and other religiously based social services.

Parliament passes organ trafficking bill

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A frenetic Dec. 14 on Parliament Hill before the Christmas adjournment saw the unanimous passage of Bill S-223 in the House of Commons, which now makes it illegal for Canadians to partake in or profit from organ trafficking at home or abroad. 

Retired Toronto priest facing sexual assault charges

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Peel Regional Police have charged a retired Toronto priest for sexually assaulting a minor in the early 1980s. 

Opposition weighs in against physician college’s MAiD policy

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The Catholic Civil Rights League and some Ontario doctors are advocating for the right to freedom of conscience and religion as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) opened the floor for consultation on its Medical Assistance in Dying draft policy.

Citing pressure on archbishop, Montreal abuse commission co-chair resigns

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The retired judge who has co-chaired the Montreal Archdiocese's committee to implement abuse procedures has resigned, saying serious problems remain in the application of "regulations, policies and procedures approved by the archbishop."

Christmas Mass out from COVID shadow

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Catholics, young and old, filling the pews with anticipatory energy. Choirs warming hearts and minds with joyful melodies. Parishioners joining together to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Cardinal Ouellet announces lawsuit against woman who claimed assault

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Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet has launched a $100,000 defamation suit against a woman who accused him in a civil suit of sexually abusing her, the Associated Press is reporting.

Saskatoon Catholic schools ‘blessed’ by Ukrainian influx

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After growth stagnation during the COVID-19 pandemic years, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools enrolment has bounced back and surpassed 20,000 students for the first time this school year.

‘Moral distress’ helped spur doctor’s hospice resignation

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After at least five years of signing petitions and writing about his opposition to doctor-assisted suicide, Port Coquitlam, B.C., family physician Dr. Kevin Sclater finally decided to act.