Catholic agencies that serve the poor have waited a long time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s National Housing Day announcement of a potential $40 billion over 10 years to fund a national housing strategy.

Churches want changes to anti-niqab law

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Quebec’s new anti-niqab law, which bans a small minority of Muslim women from public sector jobs and from receiving government services because they cover their faces in public, fails the basic test of justice, says the Canadian Council of Churches.

Hamilton dad loses appeal over parental rights on sex education

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OTTAWA – A Greek Orthodox father’s five-year battle to keep his children out of public school classes that teach subjects against his religious beliefs has lost at the Ontario Court of Appeal, despite a majority opinion favouring parental rights.

Catholic educators work to keep their promises

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Making the world a better place is a tall order, but Catholic educators in Ontario are trying to do their part.

Prepare for 'white martyrdom': Expert on religious freedom in Canada

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Most Canadians respect religion, believe it is relevant and think it benefits society, according to a new Angus Reid Institute poll.

Campaign launched to protect Catholic schools in Saskatchewan

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REGINA – Catholic education in Saskatchewan is safe in the short term as the provincial government has vowed to use the notwithstanding clause to overturn a court ruling that threatened its existence, but school officials are looking to ensure its survival in the long term.

Senator Enverga was a man of the people

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A tireless man of the people. This is how Sen. Tobias Enverga Jr. will be remembered in the Filipino, Canadian and Catholic community.

Ethical training for nurses in short supply, says bioethicist

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Legalized euthanasia in Canada is putting nurses — and their consciences — in tough situations, said University of Alberta nursing professor Christina Lamb. 

Coalition pushes for action on poverty for 4.8 million Canadians

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OTTAWA – It’s time for the federal government to commit to eliminating poverty in Canada, a coalition of more than 120 anti-poverty groups said in its annual report.

Montreal rectory becomes transition centre for asylum seekers

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MONTREAL – When a Haitian mother and her two young children crossed into Canada by taxi, "police officers said that I was going to be arrested because I had just done something illegal."

Hollywood abuse scandal can give victims hope

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As more stories of abuse and violence emerge from Hollywood and beyond, agencies like Catholic Family Services Toronto are bracing for impact.