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HALIFAX -- The town of Antigonish and its majestic St. Ninian’s Cathedral has long cast a significant shadow over much of northeastern Nova Scotia.

Chaplain sending out the right signals

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INDIANAPOLIS -- As the Catholic chaplain for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Fr. Douglas Hunter has access to the training facility, the team meetings and the sidelines during games. He’s even there in the locker room when head coach Frank Reich talks to the players, including the times the Colts’ leader has shared this constant message: “Get one per cent better every day.”

Grand re-opening was … well, grand

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When Fr. Maurice Restivo looked out upon a packed congregation — about double Our Lady of Assumption Church’s capacity — he knew the historic parish was back.

Dominican sisters generate their own electricity

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VANCOUVER -- When you spend hours in prayer kneeling on sustainably sourced pews and looking out a floor-to-ceiling view of the Garibaldi Highlands, it’s hard not to care about your environment.

New school to feature child care

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There will be some much younger faces within the walls of St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School in Whitby after its re-build is complete.

Jesuits call for action on Nicaragua

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SANTIAGO, Chile -- The Society of Jesus has urged Latin American countries -- working "through international diplomacy" -- to "take all the necessary measures to rescue democracy in Nicaragua and hold the current regime responsible for the crimes it has committed."

'Unplanned' movie given an encore performance

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VANCOUVER -- The pro-life film Unplanned is returning to Vancouver, only this time it will be shown in the grand setting of the 2,600-seat Orpheum Theatre.

Extraordinary defendant ... extraordinary court case

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VANCOUVER -- Maybe you have been to court before. I have not. In nearly seven years of Catholic journalism, I’ve spent time at press conferences outside of courtrooms, but not in them.

Academics tackling some ‘evil’ trends

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OTTAWA -- Catholic academics from across North America will gather in Montreal Sept. 27-29 to examine how Catholics can navigate a society that increasingly pushes them to the margins.

Eritrean bishops protest government seizure of Catholic schools

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NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- Eritrean bishops protested the government's seizure of Catholic schools and asked that the church be enabled to continue its educational and health services.

Latin Mass celebrated for famed Memphis Catholic who founded order

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On the night of a full moon Sept. 13, a high Mass in Latin was celebrated in remembrance of prominent Memphis historical figure Mother Mary Agnes Magevney (1841-1891) at St. Peter Church, sponsored by the Magevney Society.

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