The odds weigh heavily against Bill C-418, Conservative MP David Anderson’s private member’s bill to enshrine conscience rights for health-care providers on assisted suicide, as the first hour of debate is set for Parliament May 29.

Another setback in conscience fight

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An Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that upheld limits on health care workers’ conscience rights shows the need for governments legislation to protect those who can’t be part of a procedure that runs up against their moral or religious beliefs, said the executive director of Canadian Physicians for Life.

This is no pipe dream

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Even a parishioner listening closely during Mass would not know the meticulous care that Jeffrey Moellman brings to every note he plays on the organ at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 

Archbishop Lepine, Montreal: religious leaders oppose Quebec's secularism bill

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MONTREAL -- The archbishop of Montreal worries that Quebec's secularism legislation will affect religious liberties in this Canadian province.

Charities ponder legal action over grants

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Priests for Life Canada is among several charities, including four pregnancy care centres, considering legal action after being refused 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grants.

Vanier funeral highlights God's love for each person

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TROSLY-BREUIL, France -- Gathered in a makeshift chapel around a simple pine casket, members of L'Arche communities and Faith and Light groups from around the world mourned the passing of Jean Vanier and celebrated his life, his wisdom, his holiness and humanity.

Jail or fine? Quebec split on punishment

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A majority of Quebec residents favour a ban on religious symbols, but they are split on how to punish those who would break the proposed new law, a poll reveals.

MP Mark Warawa's final speech a plea for palliative care

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Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP from Langley-Aldergrove in B.C., is leaving politics as he battles cancer. In his farewell speech to the House of Commons on May 7 — his 69th birthday — Warawa made an impassioned plea for better palliative care in this country. Here is an abridged excerpt from his speech:

Pro-life group ‘goes far too far,’ says bishop

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Montreal -- Some Quebec bishops have expressed alarm that the main Quebec organizer for the May 9 National March for Life in Ottawa signed a letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy.

March brings out voices for life

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Ottawa -- Despite new logistical challenges and competition from a new march in Toronto, the 22nd National March for Life drew thousands to Parliament Hill May 9 to protest the 50th anniversary of abortion in Canada.

‘A treasure beyond imagining’: Archdiocese welcomes four new priests at Toronto ordinations

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“We are called beyond ourselves to the glory of God,” Cardinal Thomas Collins told a packed St. Michael’s Cathedral as he ordained four men to the priesthood on May 11.