OTTAWA -- Almost 14 years after the United Nations adopted a framework establishing the rights of Indigenous people, Canada is finally on the brink of implementing the historic document.

Supreme Court of Canada rules faith communities not subject to court review on non-legal matters

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The Supreme Court of Canada has reaffirmed that secular courts should not be making theological decisions.

Positive parenting encouraged in anxious times

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As keynote of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) conference, broadcaster Kevin Frankish began his session with a simple question: “How are you doing?”

Our Lady of the Cape welcomes global prayer marathon

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Canada’s Our Lady of the Cape (Notre-Dame-du-Cap) Shrine in Trois-Rivières, Que., will welcome the world May 23 as part of the month-long global prayer marathon.   

Those without OHIP can get vaccinated, no questions asked, at FCJ Refugee Centre

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At the FCJ Refugee Centre, 300 people a day are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 — people who otherwise can’t get a jab.

Catholic bishops find way to resupply Quebec churches with altar wine

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QUEBEC CITY -- Three wines from France, three from Spain and one from Italy, all already available within the province of Quebec, can now be used for liturgical purposes, the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops confirmed May 18.

Ontario Catholic colleges feel effect of tuition freeze

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An Ontario-wide tuition freeze is bad news for the Catholic colleges and universities allied with the province’s large public universities, says the chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities of Canada.

Flooding prompts plea for prayers, donations

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SASKATOON -- The spring break-up on the Mackenzie and Liard rivers has caused historic and devastating levels of flooding in the Northwest Territories, including several communities in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

Couples celebrate 11,752 years of marriage virtually

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VANCOUVER -- This year’s Marriage Anniversary Mass in the Archdiocese of Vancouver smashed records as 356 couples celebrated milestone anniversaries together but remotely in a virtual live event.

Nationwide pro-life message lives in virtual rallies

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VANCOUVER -- For the second year in a row, pro-lifers were prevented from gathering by the thousands on Government Street and the lawn in front of the legislature buildings in Victoria, B.C., due to various pandemic and travel-related restrictions.

Parish helps Chinese adapt in new land

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If you call Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Chinese Catholic Church in Calgary these days, it’s likely pastor Fr. Joseph Nguyen will be the one picking up the phone.