OTTAWA -- Myths that independent schools in Ontario are bastions of privilege are getting in the way of an education funding model that is “fair and flexible” in Canada’s largest province, an Ontario-based religious think tank says.

Our Lady hits new heights

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CANMORE, Alta. -- The Virgin Mary is sitting with her son Jesus in a lush Alberta forest, surrounded by deer drinking from a gurgling stream, with the majestic Three Sisters peaks in the background.

Feds ask for more time to change rules on assisted suicide

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OTTAWA -- The federal government is now conceding it can’t change the rules around assisted suicide before a court-imposed deadline of July 11.

Public Masses can begin June 12, but many Ontario dioceses take more cautious route

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Despite the go-ahead to begin celebrating Mass on June 12, Ontario dioceses continue to take a cautious approach to re-opening churches.

Racism: ‘It exists everywhere you go’

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Racism isn’t just a sin out there in the world, nor just a problem on American police forces, said Fr. Obinna Ifeanyi.

Racists interrupt Inter-faith online meeting in Ottawa

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OTTAWA -- An effort in the nation’s capital to rally faith and community leaders in solidarity against anti-Black racism also served as a lesson about racist views held by some in society for a brief yet disturbing moment on June 9.

Quebec vows to help religious communities

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MONTREAL -- The government of Quebec announced it will pay close to $5.2 million to religious communities in the province so that they can offer bonuses to members of their staff who work in their infirmaries.

Ontario churches given green light

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Ontario churches can resume celebrating public Masses after the provincial government lifted the blanket ban on services.

Canadian bishops condemn racism, call for healing

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Bishops across Canada have condemned racism and encouraged peaceful protest amid the global wave of outrage at the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

CWL takes centennial celebrations online

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Like much of the nation, the best-laid plans of the Catholic Women’s League have been set aside by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Margaret Healy was a ‘force of nature’

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MONTREAL -- When Margaret Healy came calling, it was hard to say no.