FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. - The people of the small, remote town of Fort Simpson, N.W.T., say it’s a prayer answered.

Bishops are in no rush to revise Missal

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OTTAWA - Despite an edict from Pope Francis to allow broad input on liturgy, the English translation of the new Roman Missal is unlikely to be revised any time soon in Canada, say bishops.

Young girl’s dream inspires a community

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Athena Santos Roy’s dream is to walk and run and jump just like any other kid.

Winnipeg Catholic hospital draws euthanasia battle lines

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All summer long Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital has been in the eye of a storm over its right as a religious health care institution to refuse to provide euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Mary Wagner’s war

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Women in jail tell Mary Wagner about their abortions.

Jesus model helps cast new light on art

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St. Jacobs, Ont., is home to a historic village, a charming farmer’s market and one of Canada’s most renowned Catholic sculptors, Timothy Schmalz.

Indigenous leaders look for renewal

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OTTAWA - Two Catholic Indigenous leaders are cautiously optimistic about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plans to abolish the Indian Act and renew relations with Canada’s first peoples.

CMHA policy ‘inevitably’ bound to fail

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OTTAWA - A Catholic psychiatrist is applauding a position paper by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) which says the mentally ill should remain ineligible for assisted suicide even though he believes such efforts are doomed to fail.

Campaign puts women at peace table

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The international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada is demanding the federal government adopt a feminist foreign aid policy that diverts emphasis from enabling abortion to delivering lasting peace.

Refugees a priority as Parliament resumes

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OTTAWA - After a surge of asylum seekers over the summer, Canada’s refugee policies will be the top concern for many faith-based groups when Parliament resumes Sept. 18.

Pro-lifer Mary Wagner won’t face jail time, court rules

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Pro-life activist Mary Wagner will not face any more jail time, an Ontario court has ruled.