OTTAWA – New sexual abuse policies which Canada’s bishops have vowed to implement will focus on prevention, but will not include a mechanism to censure a bishop who commits or covers up an offence.

Society calls on Canadian Catholics to live out the Church's missionary nature

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Everyone is called to mission and this year, the Pontifical Mission Society is calling for Canadian Catholics to answer that call. 

‘Don’t call it an old ladies’ home!’: Catholic home for senior women is re-discovered

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VANCOUVER – Hostelling International boasts some interesting locations for their nightly accommodations. World travellers booking with HI can spend a night in a cell at the Carleton County jail in Ottawa, in old army barracks on Jericho Beach, or inside the former Olympic Village in Whistler.

Quebec Ursulines leave 17th-century monastery, ending a 400-year era

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QUEBEC – Daylight illuminates the monastery's long corridors, seeping through the old windows dotting its thick walls. The floor responds to the slightest step with an enveloping rustle, as today's Ursulines follow the footsteps of their predecessors. But this uninterrupted cycle that dates back to 17th-century New France is coming to an end.

Priest convicted of fraud, theft returns to Ottawa ministry

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OTTAWA – A popular and charismatic priest, Fr. Joe LeClair, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to stealing parish funds to pay for a gambling addiction, has returned to ministry in Ottawa.

Grow Hope banking on ecumenical harvest to provide for the world's hungry

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It’s harvest time across Canada, and the back-breaking labour on some farms will be supporting people around the world with emergency food supplies and long-term food security.

After 100 years, Women's Inter-Church Council stays true to 'action' motto

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It was 100 years ago, in Lindsay, Ont., when the roots of the Women’s Inter-Church Council were firmly planted. Since then, the ecumenical women’s council has stayed true to its motto: “Rooted in faith, called to action.”

Toronto Catholic board offers city a school to house refugees

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A Catholic school in downtown Toronto that has set empty for most of the past 15 years has been offered for free to the city, with one caveat: that it be used as a shelter.

St. Padre Pio’s story still touching lives as thousands in Toronto venerate his relics

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Fr. Louis Mousseau was a 21-year-old seminarian with the Capuchin Friars when he met 81-year-old St. Padre Pio in 1968, just three months before the death of the legendary priest. 

Diocese of London investigating allegations against Windsor priest

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A priest in Windsor, Ont., has been removed from his duties as the Diocese of London investigates  allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Canadians called to join Rosary Coast to Coast

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Canadians from coast to coast are being called to take up arms through the Rosary Oct. 7 in a clarion call for peace.