{mosimage}TORONTO - The considerable financial burden of staging the International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City next June is being eased by a donation from an organization of Catholic businesspeople.

For B.C. couple, mission begins at home

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{mosimage}ONION LAKE, Sask. - While many Catholics do missionary work overseas, one couple is concentrating its efforts a little closer to home by working with native communities in northern Saskatchewan.

Notre Dame Sisters fight for justice, peace, environment

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Sisters of Notre Dame in this city are reaching around the world with a new web site devoted to justice, peace and the environment.

Latimer's parole denial welcomed by disabled

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The decision to deny parole to Robert Latimer, who murdered his 12-year-old disabled daughter Tracey in 1993, has prompted an outpouring of sympathy for the Saskatchewan farmer.

Canadian churches demand poverty-reduction strategy

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{mosimage}The 21 churches which collectively represent more than 80 per cent of Canada's Christians have unanimously called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to define and implement a poverty reduction strategy for Canada within the next budget year.

A helping hand across cultures

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Finding meaningful work has been the challenge for Jhansi and Raghu Paladugu since they moved from Hyderabad in southern India to Canada a little over a year ago.

Bishops’ silence on Afghan war ‘a scandal’

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Canada’s Catholic bishops are failing to lead as the nation’s troops are drawn ever deeper into a civil war in Afghanistan, KAIROS board chair Fr. Paul Hansen told The Catholic Register.

New Nelson bishop a man of service

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a new bishop for the Nelson diocese who finds as much joy waiting on tables in a restaurant for the poor as he did serving at the highest levels of his Capuchin religious order.

Ouellet holds out hope Pope will attend congress

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Cardinal Marc Ouellet returned to Canada from Rome Nov. 29 with no final answer on whether Pope Benedict XVI will attend the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress next June in Quebec City.

Toronto's Parkdale food bank saved

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{mosimage}TORONTO - St. Philip's Centre is well on its way to another 20 years of serving the poor in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, avoiding near bankruptcy and eviction just before Christmas.

Basilians reach into cyberspace

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Basilian Fathers recently introduced podcasts to their web site.

Using the power of podcasting, the Basilians have expanded their teachings to include listeners from around the world.