It has been a tough couple of weeks for the community of Attawapiskat.

Synod gives hope to Canada’s north

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The recent Amazon synod gave voice to Indigenous worldwide and that can only bode well for northern Canadian dioceses with parallel realities, agreed Archbishop Murray Chatlain and Bishop Gary Gordon.

People of faith today need ‘Courage of convictions,’ says Cardinal Collins

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In a speech that touched on religious freedom, conscience rights, euthanasia and Christian persecution, Cardinal Thomas Collins evoked the life of St. John Henry Newman to urge people of faith to be courageous in the face of “an aggressively secular society.”

More co-operation needed to tackle poverty, say bishops

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OTTAWA -- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is calling on Canadians to treat people in need with dignity and not only help them with their material needs but also support them spiritually as the third annual World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17 approaches.

Joint declaration against assisted suicide presented to Pope Francis

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VATICAN CITY -- Religious leaders from the Catholic and Orthodox Churches joined with representatives from the Muslim and Jewish faiths to sign a joint declaration stating clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Mint pays tribute to Riel with coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint is honouring the contributions of Louis Riel and the Métis Nation to Canadian history with a silver special edition proof dollar.

The archbishop without a home

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A fresh outbreak of violence across Iraq is preventing the Chaldean Archbishop of Iraq from visiting Canada. 

Alberta doctors fear for rights

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EDMONTON -- Many Catholic doctors in Alberta are worried that they will soon be forced to provide referrals for assisted suicide, says the head of the provincial St. Luke’s Physicians’ Guild.

Bishop Dorylas Moreau led Quebec diocese

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Bishop Dorylas Moreau, who led the Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda in Quebec for 17 years, died Oct. 22 at the age of 72.

Election results don’t stop fight over Bill 21

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OTTAWA -- A second court challenge to Quebec’s secularism law has been launched while a key court date approaches in another court fight against the province’s Bill 21.

Revisions recommended in board’s code language

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A heated gender debate at the Toronto Catholic District School Board took a new twist Oct. 30 when a committee recommended revising the board’s code of conduct to replace government classifications of discrimination with wording compatible with Church teaching.