{mosimage}TORONTO - On May 6 Les Soeurs des Sainte-Anne will stand up in a Toronto hotel ballroom and call the world’s largest gold producer to account. It won’t be the first time, or the last.

Generosity of spirit at Romero House

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Picture a flower shop window dressed with an array of plants underneath a yellow canopy overhang that reads, “The Centre.” This is how Sarah Villiger describes what to look for to people who are visiting Toronto’s Romero House for the first time.

Pro-life publication newspaper ponders its future

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Officials with the Toronto-based Interim newspaper are mulling over the future direction of the pro-life publication, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008.

D. & P. commits $50,000 to help Kenya

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is kicking in $50,000 to the Caritas Internationalis effort to assist people left homeless by violence in Kenya.

Northern bishops to support aboriginal commission

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Despite concerns, eight Northern Catholic bishops have decided to participate in a national awareness campaign in advance of public hearings on Indian residential schools.

Candid talk for Christians, Jews

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The people in the pews of both churches and synagogues are being invited to dig into the really meaty issues of Christian-Jewish dialogue at a series of six events in churches and synagogues around Toronto.

Calgary bishop offers to settle publishing dispute

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Calgary Bishop Fred Henry would like to see Imam Syed Soharwardy and former publisher Ezra Levant settle their feud so they can work together to stop the abuses of human rights commissions.

Few parishes use lay pastoral associates

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Lay pastoral associates have been active in the archdiocese of Toronto for more than 20 years, but today the position has reached a plateau.

Safe Third Country agreement still in force

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{mosimage}The deal between Canada and the United States which forces refugees to apply for refugee status in the first country they land will remain in force while the federal government appeals a Federal Court ruling that the agreement is illegal.

KAIROS urges church's to invest for peace

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The ecumenical social justice organization KAIROS is urging churches to use their investment portfolios to encourage peace between Israel and Palestine.

Ouellet to serve as secretary for bishops' synod

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OTTAWA - Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet has already begun his new assignment guiding next fall’s Synod of Bishops at the same time preparations move into high gear for the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress June 15-22.