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HONG KONG -- The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people.

Christians united in ‘midst of the storm’

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“Simple trust in the provident hand of God,” will be the key to Christian unity, Cardinal Thomas Collins told more than 300 people who gathered for the final liturgy of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Toronto Jan. 26.

Bryant relied on Catholic faith in difficult times

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

Lack of Share Lent letter a ‘non-story,’ says CCCB president

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For the first time in a half-century, Development and Peace will appeal for funds during Lent without an explicit letter of support from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

After 60 years, zeal for justice remains

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Celebrating 60 years of priesthood, Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, who migrated to Toronto after his retirement in Pakistan, has taken up the cause of supporting persecuted Pakistani Christians who seek asylum in Canada.

Ex Corde Foundation helps fill in funding gap

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The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in Hamilton can’t always account at budget time for all its needs, but when some urgent need arises it’s happy there is an organization like the Ex Corde Foundation that can lend a hand.

Bishops call for resistance to expanded assisted suicide

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EDMONTON -- The bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories are calling on Catholics to mobilize and oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide even as the federal government looks to make it easier to qualify for a medically-induced death.

B.C. bishop headed for England eparchy

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Bishop Ken Nowakowski, who has shepherded the Ukrainian Eparchy of New Westminster, B.C., since 2007, has been appointed bishop of the Eparchy of the Holy Family in London, England.

Trump delivers in-person address at March for Life in Washington

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.

Trebek counts on ‘power of prayer’

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LOS ANGELES -- From his childhood days in Sudbury, Ont., through to his battle with cancer, Alex Trebek has believed in the power of prayer.

‘Too much emphasis on religion,’ says minister

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QUEBEC CITY -- Complaining that current courses place “too much emphasis on religion,” Quebec is set to eliminate its Ethics and Religious Culture curriculum, according to the province’s education minister.

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