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Amplifying advocacy and pastoral care efforts, bolstering educational resources and championing life-affirming legislation are among the recommendations emerging from an international interfaith symposium on palliative care staged in Toronto late last month.

Fr. Lennon knew what it means to be Catholic right to the end

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Even in his dying days, Fr. Paul Joseph Lennon continued to show his concern for the poor.

Bishop Bayda celebrates Ukraine’s ‘strength,’ ‘dignity’

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Bishop Bryan Bayda, who leads the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada, said God guided him on where to go and whom to meet during his February visit to war-torn Ukraine.

Vandals desecrate Ottawa statue honouring Oblate

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A University of Ottawa statue honouring the late Fr. Joseph-Henri Tabaret, OMI located steps from a pro-Palestinian encampment on campus was discovered vandalized on May 24.

A monument to greatness

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Those behind a larger-than-life monument of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa are hoping it will match the calibre of other great and historic Catholic works and inspire generations to come.

AI and porn: a mixed blessing

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When lewd AI-generated images of Taylor Swift showed up on the internet earlier this year, it felt like a sign of the times, with the technocratic anarchy of AI’s generative potential being joined in unholy matrimony to pornography’s capacity for dehumanization.

Polish church warns of widening conflict over 'hostile reforms'

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Poland's bishops have warned of growing conflict with anti-clerical politicians if they press ahead with plans to remove public crosses and curb religious education in the traditionally Catholic country, as church leaders across Europe also cautioned against the "marginalization" of Christianity.

Independent Catholic schools' aim is growth

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A year ago, Ottawa businessman John Pacheco woke up with a perplexing divine message running through his head: “Get the schools going.”

Martyrs’ Shrine prepares for next 100 years

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Leading up to its 100th anniversary in 2026, Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., is launching a major fundraising campaign to ensure it another 100 years of service to pilgrims.

In '60 Minutes' interview, Pope Francis clarifies same-sex blessings, speaks out against war, says clergy abuse can 'not be tolerated'

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In the latest comment from the Vatican on "Fiducia Supplicans," the controversial declaration issued by the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in December 2023 that includes guidelines on the blessing of same-sex couples, Pope Francis clarified that he didn't allow blessings of "the union" but of "each person."

Pope Francis recognizes miracle needed for Church's first 'millennial' saint

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Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager whose birth in 1991 will make him the first "millennial" to become a saint.