OTTAWA -- A day set aside to remember how Canada’s Indigenous communities suffered under this country’s residential school system will take on added meaning this year when the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30 becomes a federal statutory holiday for the first time.

Jesuit connection to University of Sudbury comes to an end

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The University of Sudbury, which has ties to the Jesuits that go back 108 years, has officially become a non-denominational and Francophone in its quest to secure its future as an independent post-secondary institution.

An election that looks a lot like 2019

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OTTAWA -- It was status quo come election night as save for a few minor seat changes, Canada’s new Parliament will mirror the one it replaced.

Quebec judge authorizes class action against congregation for 'spiritual abuse'

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SHERBROOKE, Quebec -- A Quebec Superior Court judge authorized a class action against a Catholic religious group once heralded for its ability to foster vocations, opening the way for people who claim to have been physically, spiritually, or psychologically abused within the organization to join the legal case.

App looks to catch mental health issues early

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Emmanuel Akindele is working on an app to monitor mental-health concerns among youth in the hope it will keep children safe online now and into the future.   

Film captures story of 'Enduring Faith'

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To understand what it means to be Catholic in North America, one must also understand the story of the Indigenous peoples of the land. That is the message behind the new documentary Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics, produced by the Knights of Columbus.

Understanding ‘synodality’

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Church governance is not about command and control. It’s about who we are and who we aspire to be as a Christian community, as the body of Christ. Since 2013, Pope Francis has been teaching this lesson in all that he does and says. Lately he’s been saying synodality just about every time he opens his mouth.

Non-profits optimistic better days to come

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OTTAWA -- Despite the continuing economic disruption of the COVID pandemic, most Canadian non-profits are optimistic that better days are ahead.

Bishops remain hopeful about Indigenous reconciliation

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OTTAWA -- Canada’s bishops remain hopeful that a planned meeting in the Vatican with Indigenous leaders and the Pope will lead to further reconciliation despite the leader of the largest Indigenous organization in Canada saying she will not go to the Vatican.

Montreal archbishop's ombudswoman issues first report on abuse complaints

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MONTREAL -- Since May 5, 2021, the phone has been ringing at least once a day at the home of Marie Christine Kirouack, the Montreal lawyer to whom Archbishop Christian Lépine has entrusted the responsibility of receiving all complaints of abuse and inappropriate behavior committed by priests, staff members and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Serving up a dish of sustainability

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Concerned about the impact of plastic waste on our environment, Anne-Marie Bonneau set out to cut her family’s garbage to nothing.