EDMONTON -- The life and legacy of Fr. Michael “Catfish” Mireau, who used pop culture references and Star Wars lightsabers to teach the faith, continue to stir hearts of young and old.

How far can advance care directive go?

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A bioethicist who spent decades urging Catholics to plan for their last days by naming a substitute decision maker in an advance care directive is now incensed at the idea the government will likely allow the directive to be used to invoke euthanasia.

Senate takes on slave labour with bill

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OTTAWA -- An organization associated with the Catholic Church in Canada is happy to see the issue of slave labour being addressed within the Canadian government, but says that a proposed bill introduced in the Canadian Senate falls short of taking meaningful steps to actually have a real impact.

For-profit welfare scheme draws concerns

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The idea of a welfare system in Ontario run by multinational, for-profit corporations strikes Dr. Gary Bloch as a bit odd.

Ordinandi youth event sidelined

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The youth event held each year in conjunction with the Serra Club’s annual Ordinandi Dinner in the Archdiocese of Toronto has fallen victim to the labour struggles between the province and its teachers’ unions.

Board caught in crossfire over Bill 21 fight

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OTTAWA -- Montreal’s English language school board is vowing to continue its fight in the courts against Quebec’s secularism law Bill 21 even though it has decided not to accept funding from a federal court challenge program and the fact that the school board will soon cease to exist.

‘Somebody needs to step up’

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OTTAWA -- As the federal government moves towards expanding who can access a legal medically-induced suicide, a vocal critic of state-sponsored death is demanding that conscience rights for doctors who don’t want to take part in what the Canadian government calls medical assistance in dying (MAiD) be protected by a federal law.

Power to the people: Giving India's poor the tools to fight for their rights

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Even though a substantial number of people the Lok Manch organization serves are illiterate or never properly schooled, the easiest way to start a Lok Manch meeting is to have everyone stand up and recite the pre-amble to India’s constitution, said Jesuit lawyer Fr. Stanislaus Jebamalai.

Knights of Columbus remove secrecy around initiation ceremony

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Secret, lengthy and complex rituals for fledgling Knights of Columbus have become a thing of the past.

Fr. Alan J. Fogarty appointed Salt + Light CEO

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Jesuit Fr. Alan J. Fogarty has been appointed chief executive officer of Salt + Light Media, effective Aug. 1.

World Day sets sights on reconciliation

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WINNIPEG -- The Paradis brothers —  Francois and Edmund — somehow knew they were destined for the life of an Oblate missionary.