EDMONTON -- Edmonton Prolife’s new executive director is planning an ambitious public campaign that emphasizes some uncomfortable, and perhaps unknown, facts about abortion.

Pain, hope, healing on ministry frontlines

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EDMONTON -- The term for her was “rough sleeper” because for years she didn’t have a roof over her head.

‘The slope is becoming more slippery’

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VANCOUVER -- Living in the region with the highest number of assisted suicides in Canada, Fr. William Hann of the Diocese of Victoria says he has seen much moral distress, broken families and troubling situations.

Palliative care in Canada: Harsh facts, sad realities

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The cry for more palliative care continues to grow louder in Canada. While protesting the introduction of legislation expected to expand access to assisted suicide next  month, Canada’s bishops joined many advocates in decrying stalled plans to give Canadians the alternative of palliative care.

Abortion statistics don’t tell whole story

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Recent data that shows the number of abortions in Canadian hospitals and clinics declined by more than 10 per cent in 2018 would be encouraging if not for the lack of statistics on the number of chemically-induced abortions, said Hanna Kepka.

Euthanasia law survey prompts backlash from Canadian bishops

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OTTAWA -- The federal government is coming under increasing fire from critics of legal medically-assisted suicide in Canada for how quickly it is moving to change the regulations around assisted suicide and for how short a time period Canadians were given to express their views in an online survey overseen by the Ministry of Justice.

Youth can connect through their faith

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EDMONTON -- It can be a difficult world for young people, where anxiety, apathy and social isolation abound.

‘I am blessed’ inspires giving from gratitude

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CALGARY -- Grade 9 student Lidya Estifon was enjoying her lunch outside of St. Monica School in late January when she noticed a classmate without a coat. The temperature was -3 Celsius.

Indigenous friendship symbol installed at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, B.C.

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VANCOUVER -- Sr. Denece Billesberger admits she knew little about the history of the land on which St. Thomas Aquinas Regional High School stood when she began teaching there in 1969.

Church is given a design wake-up call

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OTTAWA -- When flames ripped through one of the world’s most famous Catholic churches in Paris, France, on April 15, 2019, the world — not just Catholics — mourned the damage done to one of Western civilization’s most iconic structures.

The race is on for ‘soul’ of Conservatives

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OTTAWA -- Social conservatives are gearing up for what they call a battle for the “soul of the party” as the federal Conservatives head into a leadership campaign.