PaxChristiTORONTO - The next secretary general of Pax Christi International wants to see the international Catholic movement gain a foothold in Canada.

Bishops call for free vote on marriage

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Same Sex MarriageOTTAWA - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged a completely free vote on a motion on whether to reopen the debate on marriage, one that would allow politicians to vote "in accordance with their conscience" on marriage.

Liturgists to meet in Toronto

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TORONTO - If good liturgy doesn't happen by accident, it must surely have something to do with the work of the North American Academy of Liturgy. The first week of January, the academy will bring about 250 scholars to Toronto in its continuing crusade to make sure accidents don't happen.

Liturgists to meet in Toronto

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TORONTO - If good liturgy doesn't happen by accident, it must surely have something to do with the work of the North American Academy of Liturgy. The first week of January, the academy will bring about 250 scholars to Toronto in its continuing crusade to make sure accidents don't happen.

Golden Rule project honoured

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Golden Rule posterTORONTO — The Golden Rule poster, a product of the Scarboro Missions interfaith desk, continues to find a home in classrooms and churches around the world.

End to housing funds will harm needy

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TORONTO - Canada's shelter allowance runs out March 31, and the Catholic agencies that deal with Toronto's homeless population warn that when that happens more and more people will fall through the cracks.

Bishops recommend changes to refugee, migrant policies

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OTTAWA - Politicians from several parties welcomed the recommendations Canadian archbishops presented to the House of Commons immigration committee, including the cancellation of the Safe Third Country Agreement, and the elimination of obstacles to family reunification.

St. Mike's to open up private girls' school

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TORONTO- After more than 150 years of offering an education to boys, St. Michael's College School will now help launch a private Catholic school for girls.

Immigrant priests face culture shock

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TORONTO - No sooner had David Okenyi arrived in Canada than he wished he could just turn on his heel and go back to Nigeria.

Poverty affects health, studies show

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Dr. Penny SutcliffeTORONTO - Poverty kills just as surely as smoking or living off burgers, fries and ice cream, and the church leaders who run Ontario's food banks, emergency shelters and family counselling programs are prepared to back that claim up with science.

Campaign Life organizes luncheon for Toronto priests

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TORONTO - More than 100 priests, deacons and seminarians of the archdiocese of Toronto attended a luncheon Nov. 15 at St. Paul's Basilica sponsored by the Campaign Life Coalition, the political wing of the pro-life movement in Canada.