SURREY, B.C. – Assisted suicide was legalized just over a year ago, but the debate is far from over.

Pope names Ottawa priest Apostolic Nuncio

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OTTAWA – Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, an Ottawa priest who has served as Head of Protocol in the Vatican since 2012, has been named an Apostolic Nuncio and appointed as nuncio to Armenia.

About 45,000 privately sponsored refugees backlogged

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As they wait to learn about 2018 quotas, sponsoring agencies are set to welcome 18,000 refugees this year, including many who have waited for years to finally start a new life in Canada. 

Saskatchewan churches urged to guide reconciliation in wake of Boushie case

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OTTAWA – In the wake of the Colten Boushie case, churches can facilitate reconciliation by reaching out to both of the families and communities, says a Catholic Indigenous leader.

All options on table in fight over summer jobs funding policy

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OTTAWA – Legal action is not off the table for charities and groups that have asked the government for accommodation of their Charter rights in the Canada Summer Jobs controversy.

Canadians get jump on World Youth Day preparation

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World Youth Day is still 11 months away, but Canadians have already had a taste of what to expect on the pilgrimage to Panama.

Report: Aboriginal communities most affected by high imprisonment linked to poverty

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EDMONTON – Poverty is a main cause of imprisonment and largely affects Canada’s Aboriginal community, according to a new research paper by the coordinator of pastoral care for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Longueuil diocese takes on cathedral’s $300,000 debt

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The future of an historic cathedral in Quebec has been secured by a transaction that saw the local bishop trade away a former convent and his diocese assume the cathedral’s $300,000 debt.

Sr. Elizabeth Kass, advocate for deaf community, dies at age 84

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EDMONTON – Sr. Elizabeth Kass is being remembered as a fearless woman who spent decades ministering to her fellow members of the deaf community, culminating in what she called the answer to her prayers — the ordination of Canada’s first deaf priest.

Fight over forced referral policy on assisted suicide not over yet

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The Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada is asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to take a second look at their case against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.