VANCOUVER -- The Delta Hospice Society has been forced to issue layoff notices to clinical staff at its 10-bed hospice in Delta, B.C., effective Feb. 25, as the B.C. government moves to take over the hospice due to its opposition to on-site euthanasia.

Cecilia Pascual Farrol, a trailblazer in Canada’s Filipino community

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Black and white photos of their beloved “Cely,” smiling confidently, began to play on the screen for friends and family unable to say their final goodbyes in person. So many people tried to log on that the funeral home website crashed before the memorial service resumed online.

Altar wine’s Quebec comeback awaits approval

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A new, eco-friendly Mass wine is awaiting approval from the Archdiocese of Montreal to bring a locally-made wine back to the altars of Quebec churches.

High-performance school learns to cope with COVID

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In a year marked by event cancellations, pandemic restrictions hindered competition plans for many high school athletes looking to obtain their diploma while also pursuing athletic ambitions in 2020. 

Some provinces close churches to contain pandemic

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Canadian churches faced new restrictions as public health officials tried to contain a post-holiday surge of COVID-19.

Expanded care on the Journey Home

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The journey home has gotten a little easier for some of Toronto’s 8,500 homeless people in shelters and out on the street any given night.

Contemplative approach recalls early Christian unity

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For anyone who has ever thought they might have been happier as a monk or a nun, living the contemplative life, this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is your chance to try it out.

Rights league defends church rights to manage own affairs

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A little legal ecumenism played out on Zoom before the Supreme Court of Canada as the Catholic Civil Rights League, along with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, came to the defence of Canada’s Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop Abune Dimetros.

Drive-in Mass a hit at Ottawa-area parish

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OTTAWA -- In a small parish on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, the new year is starting like 2020 ended — with a close eye on the weather forecast.

Alberta man charged with hate crime for disrupting Mass

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- A 25-year-old Edmonton man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly disrupted Mass at a church and briefly posted an obscenity-laden video online.

Five years in, reconciliation moves slowly

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Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued its final report, there is agreement that strides have been made in the journey towards healing with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.