VANCOUVER – For someone like Thad, once convicted of a sex crime and now trying to put his old life behind him, a near-record-breaking year for Project Advance means another year of funding for the prison ministry program he relies on.

Ethiopian plane crash a tragic end to life full of promise

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Among 18 Canadians who died in a March 10 plane crash in Ethiopia was a graduate of Toronto’s Catholic school system who had just been accepted into teachers’ college.

CCO reaching beyond the campus world

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The reach of Catholic Christian Outreach is now reaching even further.

Poverty fight a long way from over, activists warn

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Poverty activists are encouraged by the latest StatsCan numbers showing poverty is on the decline in Canada, but warn that more ambitious programs are needed to end poverty once and for all.

ShareLife’s goal grows as charity needs expand

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After topping $13 million for the first time last year, ShareLife is reaching even higher this year as it brings three more agencies under its charitable umbrella.

Major makeover of Montreal's St. Joseph Oratory to give visitors 'a new experience'

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MONTREAL – St. Joseph Oratory is about to get a $110 million (US$82 million) makeover under a plan to make the popular site more attractive to tourists.

A cure or a curse? Catholic hospitals weigh pros and cons of Ontario legislation

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Despite warnings that an overhaul of health care in Ontario could sideline Catholic values and governance, organizations that represent Catholic hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and health services are optimistic they can be players in a more centralized health system.

Winning hearts isn't enough; pro-lifer Alissa Golob is pushing political buttons

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Coquitlam, B.C. – It wasn’t just her dislike of Justin Trudeau’s pro-choice policies that drove Alissa Golob across Canada in a “NO 2 TRUDEAU” van with an image of his face and an X splashed across the side during the federal election in 2015.

Summer jobs attestation battle suffers a legal setback

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OTTAWA – Seven of the eight groups or businesses challenging last year’s pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation on constitutional grounds received a setback in federal court Feb. 22.

Therapy dogs bring some comforting four-legged medicine into the lives of hospital patients

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When Harley travels the halls at Providence Healthcare, he gets the rock star treatment.