As Archbishop Christian Lépine moved through the last days of Lent toward Easter 2022, he acknowledged the worst Cross to bear in his 10 years leading Montreal Roman Catholics has been the scandal of clerical sexual abuse.

Delta Hospice Society set to rise again

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In some corners of this country there are people for whom the fight over euthanasia will never end. They are in a minority but they are tough and courageous and determined.

Reforms view trafficking via victims’ lens

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The Government of Alberta is upping its efforts to combat human trafficking and support survivors by adopting 18 of the 19 calls to action outlined in a final report from the Alberta Human Trafficking Task Force.

Day-care deal leaves many behind, critics say

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Ontario has signed a five-year, $10.2-billion deal with the federal government to cut child-care fees in the province in half by the end of the year, fulfilling the Liberal government’s promise to bring in $10-a-day child care across Canada.

Call to Action ‘an exercise of love’

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At this pivotal moment in Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, author and educator Kevin Lamoureux is encouraging those in the Church working to move beyond feelings of guilt to be part of the solution.

Archdiocese to resettle refugees fleeing Ukraine

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The Office for Refugees of the Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is in discussion with Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox Church officials to coordinate a program that would see Toronto parishioners host Ukrainian families fleeing the war in their homeland.

Teens make their case to lower the voting age

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Jacob Colatosti, a Grade 12 student at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hannon, Ont., is one of 13 young Canadians who filed a court challenge in December to overturn Canada’s minimum voting change law.

Rights league looks for more media responsibility

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The executive director of the Catholic Civil Rights League is urging media to be responsibile in its reporting in the wake of the historic meetings at the Vatican between Pope Francis and representatives of Canada’s First Nations.

Military training re-oriented Lépine’s future

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Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine says his early encounter with military life convinces him God’s power is vital to stopping the bloody conflict in Ukraine, which has now led to allegations of war crimes by invading Russian forces.

New library brings sparkle to student eyes

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Students at Etobicoke’s St. Elizabeth Catholic School can’t hide their elation with the school’s new and improved library, staff happily report.

Nationalism can exploit morality, prof says

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In the shadow of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church and Patriarch Kirill, perhaps it’s time for a moral reflection on religion and nationalism, says David Seljak.