WonderCafe.caTORONTO - The United Church of Canada has launched a $10.5-million media campaign that will span the next three years. It will consist of an interactive web site, national magazine, newspaper advertising featuring a cheeky bobble-head Jesus and other provocative images, and a grassroots campaign all aimed at engaging Canadians, specifically those age 30-45.

Ambrozic honours Italian community at Cardinal's Dinner

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Cardinal Aloysius AmbrozicTORONTO - More than 2,200 people gathered Nov. 9 to celebrate the 27th annual Cardinal's Dinner and contribute to Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic's charitable choices in the archdiocese of Toronto.

Catholic New Times bows out after 30 years

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TORONTO - The Catholic New Times, Toronto's herald of left-leaning Catholicism, will cap off 30 years by publishing it's last issue on Nov. 16.

Catholic New Times bows out after 30 years

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TORONTO - The Catholic New Times, Toronto's herald of left-leaning Catholicism, will cap off 30 years by publishing it's last issue on Nov. 16.

Faith leaders bring marriage declaration to Parliament Hill

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OTTAWA - More than 40 religious leaders from all the major faiths have signed an historic Declaration on Marriage, affirming its crucial role as a heterosexual social institution for the procreation and nurturing of children.

Christian values at odds with a secular world

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TORONTO - The Catholic Church and Canada's public institutions seem to be on a collision course, according to the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL).

Catholic voice must be heard on missile defence

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TORONTO - A renewed debate on whether Canada should join the United States' National Missile Defence scheme desperately needs a Catholic voice, according to Deacon Steve Barringer, a founding member of Catholics For Peace, Toronto. In Barringer's view, a Catholic voice would say "No."

Canadian Hearts and Hands a WYD 2002 legacy

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TORONTO - Be the "Salt of the Earth" and the "Light of the World" are two phrases Pope John Paul II uttered during World Youth Day celebrations here in 2002.

Archbishop Weisgerber to deliver Somerville Lecture

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Archbishop WeisgerberTORONTO - Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber will speak on bridging our differences in a world divided along cultural, economic and religious lines in the sixth annual Somerville Lecture on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

KAIROS takes a funding hit

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 OTTAWA - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace are cutting their combined contribution to KAIROS by approximately $75,000 next year.

Serra recognizes Toronto altar servers

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 TORONTO - There was standing room only at St. Michael's Cathedral for the 21st annual Cardinal Carter Altar Server Awards on Oct. 28.

Auxiliary Bishop Richard Grecco celebrated Mass for just over 430 altar servers from 116 parishes in the archdiocese of Toronto, which is a dramatic increase from 21 years ago when only 30 parishes and 55 altar servers participated in the first such Mass.