EDMONTON -- Students at a high school in Red Deer, Alta., joined to raise awareness of mental health issues, and hoped at the same time to raise $40,000 for a foundation named after an alumnus who committed suicide.

Federal Conservative Pary reaffirms anti-MAiD stance

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OTTAWA -- The federal Conservative Party’s March policy convention may have exposed infighting within the party surrounding issues such as abortion and climate change, but one thing was made clear — it’s the only party against making it easier for Canadians to kill themselves with the help of a doctor.

Call goes out to lift Syrian sanctions

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After 10 years of war, in the midst of complete economic collapse, Caritas Syria, with the backing of Caritas Internationalis, is asking for an end to sanctions put in place to punish the Assad regime for chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians, widespread torture and human rights abuses.

New rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton

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EDMONTON -- Fr. Sylvain Casavant, a pastor and teacher for many years, has been appointed as the new rector of St. Joseph Seminary.

Churches remain open, but at lower capacity, as Ontario puts on ‘emergency brake’

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With rising COVID-19 cases across Ontario, the provincial government has implemented a province-wide “emergency brake” that will lower capacity for worship services.

Canada must stop vaccine obstruction, religious say

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The Sisters of St. Joseph, the Oblates and the Jesuits have joined with a long list of churches, unions and humanitarian organizations to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get behind an exception to international patent laws that would allow companies and countries to quickly produce cheaper, generic versions of COVID-19 vaccines.

No to fighter jets with so many other pressing needs, nun says

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As deficits skyrocket and Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratios teeter on the brink, Sr. Mary Ellen Francoeur has a plan to save the government billions.

Holy Week forecast sunnier than 2020 as more churches open

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After months of speaking out against inequity in COVID-19 capacity guidelines, the Archdiocese of Montreal was finally gifted some good news from the Quebec government.

B.C. hospice society facing uncertain future

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DELTA, B.C. -- The Delta Hospice Society is crowdfunding to raise money for a potential court challenge after it was evicted from the state-of-the-art facilities it built on land owned by the local health authority.

Vandals target B.C. pro-life sign at church

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MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. -- A billboard with an image of a young mother holding a child on the property of St. Luke’s Parish has been vandalized again.

Jesuits’ reconciliation channels TRC

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A Jesuit commitment to atone for the sin of slavery in the United States comes with a $100-million commitment and a connection to Jesuit participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada.