{mosimage}TORONTO - How do you come up with a cure for Alzheimer’s if the people who have the disease can’t give informed consent to take experimental drugs that might improve their condition? Fr. Noel Simard, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and director of Saint Paul University’s Centre for Ethics in Ottawa, doesn’t think anyone is going to propose an easy answer to that question.

Threat of Iraq without Christians is real - Canada's response

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{mosimage}TORONTO - With martyred Archbishop Paulos Rahho’s portrait on display before the altar, 1,000 Chaldean Catholics gathered at Toronto’s Good Shepherd Chaldean parish March 14 to pray the Stations of the Cross in ancient Syriac, a language directly descended from Jesus’ own Aramaic tongue.

Catholic printer honoured by Jewish groups

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Jews and Catholics sat down together in Toronto to raise a glass to Tony Gagliano, St. Joseph Press executive chairman and chief executive officer March 6.

Becoming a priest

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{mosimage}Editor's note: Below is a series of short profiles on the men who will be graduating this year from St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. They will be ordained to the priesthood for different dioceses in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 


York U abortion debate back on

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{mosimage}TORONTO - An on-again, off-again debate on abortion that was thought to be of interest to only a few dozen students at York University, but later ended up receiving headlines in major newspapers across the country, is apparently on again.

Assisted suicide bill on the horizon

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Work is underway on a draft assisted-suicide and euthanasia bill and on a new test case to challenge the Sue Rodriguez Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

Canadian natives wait while Aussies celebrate apology

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{mosimage}While Canada’s native people wait for an official government apology for the residential schools, Australian aboriginal people are celebrating their government’s willingness to say sorry.

Afghanistan vote counterproductive, say peace activists

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{mosimage}TORONTO – Parliament's vote to extend Canada's military mission in Afghanistan to 2011 has not advanced the cause of peace, according to Pax Christi U.S.A. and Canadian affiliates of Pax Christi International.

New Jesuit leader has strong social justice background

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{mosimage}TORONTO - For the next six years Canada’s English-speaking Jesuits will be under the direction of a man known for a life-long commitment to the poor.

Sisters' Jubilee project gets go ahead

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TORONTO - Toronto’s religious sisters have reason for some jubilation over their jubilee project almost nine years after they started. The way has been cleared for construction of 54 affordable homes on an unused plot of land in Toronto’s southeast corner, at Lawrence Avenue and Manse Road.

Serra honours 2008 ordinandi

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{mosimage}TORONTO - More than 1,200 Catholics from around the archdiocese of Toronto gathered March 4 to celebrate their very own “Men of the Eucharist” at the 18th annual Ordinandi Dinner.