EDMONTON -- Joan Carr’s Catholic faith was her compass. It guided her in everything she did.

Sex abuse allegations against Jean Vanier met with shock and condemnation

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The Catholic world in Canada is reeling with the news that Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his status to have "manipulative" sexual relationships with at least six women.

Quarantined B.C. couple relying on faith

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VANCOUVER -- The morning routine hasn’t changed for Marichu and Ding Camales-Torrijos since they and all other passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise were quarantined following discovery of the coronavirus on board.

Bill 21 challengers face a long battle

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OTTAWA -- Opponents of Quebec’s Bill 21 are hoping that Canada’s Supreme Court will take on a legal appeal to have the law suspended until arguments against the law are fully heard in Quebec court next fall. 

Psychotherapists wary of new guidelines

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Canadian psychotherapists expect to soon find themselves in the same position as physicians when it comes to so-called medical assistance in dying — or MAiD — as the government looks to expand access to legal, medically-induced suicide.

Feds request four-month extension for changes to assisted suicide

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OTTAWA -- The federal government wants four more months to change Canada’s assisted suicide rules to comply with a Quebec court decision that came down in September that said the existing regulations are too restrictive.

Youth day celebrates life and ministry of beloved priest

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EDMONTON -- The life and legacy of Fr. Michael “Catfish” Mireau, who used pop culture references and Star Wars lightsabers to teach the faith, continue to stir hearts of young and old.

How far can advance care directive go?

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A bioethicist who spent decades urging Catholics to plan for their last days by naming a substitute decision maker in an advance care directive is now incensed at the idea the government will likely allow the directive to be used to invoke euthanasia.

Senate takes on slave labour with bill

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OTTAWA -- An organization associated with the Catholic Church in Canada is happy to see the issue of slave labour being addressed within the Canadian government, but says that a proposed bill introduced in the Canadian Senate falls short of taking meaningful steps to actually have a real impact.

For-profit welfare scheme draws concerns

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The idea of a welfare system in Ontario run by multinational, for-profit corporations strikes Dr. Gary Bloch as a bit odd.

Ordinandi youth event sidelined

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The youth event held each year in conjunction with the Serra Club’s annual Ordinandi Dinner in the Archdiocese of Toronto has fallen victim to the labour struggles between the province and its teachers’ unions.