REGINA – Contrary to the cynical view of politics, morality definitely plays an important role in governing Canada, says MP Brad Trost.

Voices of faith struggle to be heard in a cynical political world

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Voting is easy. Walk into a booth, tick off some names — what’s complicated about that? Nothing, except that each name ticked represents a choice and a direction for our common future.

B.C. group joins summer jobs attestation lawsuit

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OTTAWA – The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is intervening in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit involving the pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation.

Political tension around papal apology hurts present reconciliation efforts, bishop says

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OTTAWA – Those on the front lines of reconciliation are hopeful Pope Francis will say what needs to be said at the right time, in spite of the “pressure” that has been put on a papal apology on Canadian soil.

Faith finding its place in pipeline debate

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As Indigenous people on the west coast launch another court challenge to the pipeline that would deliver Alberta’s bitumen to markets in Asia, religious orders and ecumenical organizations are adding their voice to an increasingly heated debate by signing onto an open letter calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse his approval for the expanded Trans-Mountain pipeline.

Marriage faces uphill climb, survey finds

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OTTAWA – More than half of Canadians think marriage is unimportant, according to a new Angus Reid poll. That stark statistic has defenders of traditional marriage a little troubled.

Appeal being launched over conscience rights decision on assisted suicide

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The Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada has received permission to appeal a Jan. 31 Ontario Divisional Court decision that would force objecting doctors to refer for assisted suicide.

Deacon class includes son of Holocaust survivors

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For Mark Neugebauer, his journey to the permanent diaconate is something he says he just “fell into.” A look at his story would beg to differ.

Movie night spotlights growing relationship between Christians and Jews

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As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would formally apologize for sending refugee Jews back to Nazi death camps during the Second World War, Canadian bishops, rabbis and their supporters were down the street watching a movie.

Catholic and non-Catholic aligned in survey on religious freedom

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OTTAWA – There is little difference between the views of Canadian Catholics and the general population when it comes to abortion, conscience rights and the Canada Summer Jobs attestation, according to a poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.

Canadian Church, refugee advocates fight to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement

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For the first time, Canada is seeing more people claim refugee status after hopping the U.S. border on back roads than make a claim at regular, official ports of entry. At the same time the total number of refugee claims has more than doubled in just one year.