The Catholic Civil Rights League is honouring an 84-year-old priest who for three decades has been a visible presence in the nation’s capital for his opposition to abortion.

Priestly ordination should be decided by entire Church, says bishop

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Any decision on married priests should begin with a global synod of bishops, rather than a regional assembly like the synod on the Amazon, said the past president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

‘Little miracles’ live on

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VANCOUVER -- Eldrizah Empuerto was shocked and trembling when she found out she was pregnant in the fall of 2001.

Catholic school accused of racial profiling

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EDMONTON -- A dispute over a student’s head covering at an Edmonton Catholic school has led to an apology from the school division, but his mother remains unsatisfied and has rallied supporters to back her allegations of racism at the school.

Unique retirement home for religious and lay people officially opens

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The Presentation Manor dream caught Sr. Joan Missiaen of Our Lady’s Missionaries a bit by surprise.

Parish bucks the trend with expansion

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At a time when church attendance is declining, parishioners of St. Mark’s parish faced a good problem — their church was too small.

We Scare Hunger drive aims for milestone haul

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The thought of near-empty shelves at the local food bank is too much to bear for high school student Aeva Alexandrovich.

Quebec education bill proposes abolishing religious committee

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QUEBEC CITY -- Many experts fear new Quebec government legislation on education will further diminish religion and spirituality from the province’s schools.

Fr. Walsh lived life of service

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A select circle of Fr. John Walsh’s oldest friends used to call him Jeeves. He had played the role of the uber-competent, deadpan butler in a student play in his seminary days.

Activists want poverty at top of agenda

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OTTAWA -- On a wet and damp October Thursday on a pathway that goes under a street in downtown Ottawa near the Rideau Centre shopping mall not far from Parliament Hill, a group of people huddled in sleeping bags and blankets to fight off the chill.

Election exposes some deep divisions

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OTTAWA -- The results of Canada’s federal election point to a deeply divided electorate, but some observers are hopeful that a minority government may force Canadians and the federal parties to work together in a spirit of co-operation.