New South Wales becomes last Australian state to pass assisted dying law

The Parliament of New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, has passed a law allowing people to choose assisted dying under certain circumstances. It was the last of the country's six states to enact such legislation.

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Vatican foreign minister visits Ukraine in sign of solidarity, support

Seeing scenes of a war on television is one thing, "touching this reality is another," Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, said in Ukraine.

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From seminary to sailor: it’s all about the routine

When it comes to vocational discernment some people don’t need to search, while others find a call to military service amongst the patchworked fruits of a short stint in seminary. 

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National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

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Canadian sisters celebrate sainthood of St. Marie Rivier

Canadian sisters celebrate sainthood of St. Marie Rivier

In the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary’s estimation, Sr. Marie (Anne-Marie) Rivier’s canonization journey dates back 180 years to 1842, four years after the French Catholic nun passed away at age 69 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, France.

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National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register
YSN: Speaking Out

Cast a vote for common good

Kathleena Henricus, Youth Speak News

Easter Drawing Contest

Easter Drawing Contest 2022 winners

The great 19th-century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared that beauty will save the world. Some years earlier, Our Lord anticipated — and no doubt inspired — Dostoyevsky by teaching us the necessity for salvation of experiencing the world and expressing our faith through the beauty in children’s eyes.

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When it comes to vocational discernment some people don’t need to search, while others find a call to military service amongst the patchworked fruits of a short stint in seminary. 

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For the Diversity Club at Sudbury, Ont’s St. Benedict Catholic School, the conversation on water and what it means in Indigenous cultures began on Earth Day.

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Above and beyond. Having promised to contribute a substantial chunk of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ national commitment to donate $30 million over the next five years to the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, the Diocese of Hamilton is now planning to raise even more money with annual envelope collections.

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Before rising before the gathered at St. Michael’s Cathedral-Basilica as priests, each of four men accepted a chalice from Cardinal Thomas Collins. The chalice was a gift to Toronto Bishop Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel from Pope Pius IX in the 1850s.

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Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation and Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen have been walking together for some time now — including through the work of ground-penetrating radar and finding 751 hits near a former Catholic-run residential school on Cowesses First Nation east of Regina in the summer of 2021.

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St. Martin Catholic Elementary School in Edmonton has so far welcomed 39 refugee students from Ukraine over the last two plus months since Russian troops  invaded their country.

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Daria Prodan has been in Canada a month since she fled Odessa, Ukraine, for Bucharest, Romania, and then made her way to a new normal in Owen Sound, Ont., but her English is great. In an interview the confident 23-year-old chooses her words carefully, but rarely hesitates — until she’s asked about the Russkiy Mir (Greater Russia) concept driving Russia’s vast army over the border and into her country.

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On May 15, Toronto’s Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection will host the Unite for Ukraine: A Musical Benefit from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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In an act of “divine mercy,” the Diocese of Saint John has donated the former St. Peter’s church property to Divine Mercy Catholic School (DMCS) completely debt free.

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As the writ drops for Ontario’s June 2 provincial election, the political junkies at Catholic Conscience are ready — ready to help Catholics discern their votes according to Church teaching.

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Trudy Moessner has unfailingly trusted and acted upon the Lord’s destiny for her life.

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It’s early days, but Toronto’s St. Joseph’s Hospital is looking ahead to a $1-billion building spree that will give the west-end hospital an expanded emergency department, space for medical and surgical inpatient programs, new wards for mental health care, expanded intensive-care capacity and new operating rooms.

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In an adoption story come full circle, New York native Michael Flanagan is back living in Prince Edward Island, the place of his birth mother’s roots.

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Weeks after putting a bow on a 2021 parish fundraising campaign that accrued a record $13.9 million, ShareLife is eyeing an encore that will equal or even eclipse last year’s success.

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Alberta Métis fiddler Alex Kusturok says the opportunity to play before Pope Francis during the recent Indigenous meetings in Rome was not only an amazing experience for him, but he’s looking forward to telling his newborn son about it one day. 

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