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For 200 years, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica has been a fixture in the heart of downtown Halifax.

Diocese seeks status in farm labourers’ appeal

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BURFORD, ONT. -- The Diocese of Hamilton wants a chance to speak up for migrant workers in an upcoming court case.

Migrant’s death hits community hard

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BURFORD, ONT. -- With many of Scotlynn Group Inc.’s migrant farm workers either still in or just out of quarantine, few were able to attend a memorial Mass on June 28 for Juan Lopez Chaparro at Blessed Sacrament Church in Burford, Ont.

Probe into beheaded Sudbury statues stalled

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The investigation into the beheading of eight Stations of the Cross statues at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Sudbury has hit a standstill.

Feds granted more time for changes to assisted suicide law

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A Quebec court has agreed to allow the federal government to put off making changes to Canada’s medically-assisted suicide law until mid-December.

Dr. Walley dedicated life to maternal care

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OTTAWA -- Friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Robert Walley, a Catholic doctor who committed his life to helping save the lives of mothers and babies in the developing world.

Register captures honours at Catholic Press Association awards

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The Catholic Register picked four first-place awards among the 22 honours it received at the Catholic Press Association awards on July 2.

PM urged to take spiritual approach to reconciliation

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Two weeks after crown prosecutors in British Columbia dropped civil and criminal charges against 22 protesters arrested in February for defying a court injunction against blocking pipeline construction crews on Wet’suwet’en territory, the Catholic bishops and Indigenous elders in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle are telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get on with the job of reconciliation by employing a more spiritual approach to dialogue.

Actor’s aid helps spread love everywhere

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When Hollywood actor Gerard Butler struck a friendship with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow after presenting him with a CNN Heroes award back in 2010, creating a documentary together wasn’t on the radar for either of them.

Judge blocks law requiring 24-hour waiting period before getting abortion

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DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A Johnson County district court judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the state's new law requiring women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, the Iowa Catholic Conference reported July 1.

A call to action for long-term care

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Catholics are getting ready to play a role in the post-COVID look at what went wrong in long-term care, but that response is divided between a walk-softly approach and others demanding radical change.