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A fellowship program launching this fall seeks to empower Catholic lay professionals to live their faith in their careers. 

Choir time is family time

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In the midst of pondering the impact the Saturday 4:30 Youth Choir has had on the parishioners at St. Elizabeth Seton, director Donna Campbell recalled a quote often attributed to St. Augustine. 

"Hope Does Not Disappoint", pope proclaims Holy Year 2025

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"The time has come for a new Jubilee when once more the Holy Door will be flung open to invite everyone to an intense experience of the love of God that awakens in hearts the sure hope of salvation in Christ," Pope Francis said in a document formally proclaiming the Holy Year 2025.

Joyce Napier appointed Canada’s Holy See ambassador

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Journalist Joyce Napier has been appointed Canada’s new ambassador to the Holy See.

People in Gaza facing ‘full-blown famine’, Caritas

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Israel's escalation in Rafah is only worsening the humanitarian situation for countless men, women and children caught in the crossfire, said Ireneusz Krause, deputy director for Caritas Poland.

New York attorney sues pro-life groups over abortion pill reversal process

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New York Attorney General Letitia James sued HeartbeatInternational, an anti-abortion group, and 11 crisis pregnancy centers May 6, accusing them of misleading and potentially causing harm to women by claiming that they can provide a treatment that reverses the effect of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Toronto pilgrimage to call for Gaza war’s end

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A worldwide act of solidarity with those affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict is making its way to Toronto over Mother’s Day weekend. 

The Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage is a global movement walking in prayerful solidarity with the people of Gaza, the densely settled territory at the centre of heavy fighting amidst the war. 

Child’s death certificate muddies Edmonton class-action allegation

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An alleged murder that is part of a class action suit against the Archdiocese of Edmonton was actually death from meningitis, a government record obtained by The Catholic Register affirms.

Wildfire season: it’s all in God’s hands

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Wildfire season is upon Canada again with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) reporting as of May 5 firefighters nationwide had responded to 738 blazes, 246 originating in Alberta alone.

St. John’s victims to start seeing money next month

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The 369 plaintiffs who filed abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. John’s are slated to receive their first disbursement on June 29.

National Prayer Breakfast calls for bridge over troubled waters

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“Nothing is more damning than indifference in the face of violence,” Anu George Canjanathoppil told today’s 59th annual National Prayer Breakfast.

In an electrifying speech that led to several rounds of applause and a prolonged standing ovation, the keynote speaker and CEO of International Justice Mission made an impassioned plea before 1,300 gathered for protection and justice for the victims of human trafficking in a world where war and conflict are rampant.