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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.

Toronto denied hard drug decriminalization

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As British Columbia throws in the towel on its experiment of decriminalizing hard drugs, admitting defeat in liberalizing its drug laws, the country’s largest city has had its desire to ignore B.C.s evidence and move down the same path quashed by the federal government.

Preliminary investigation finds no evidence of abuse by Québec cardinal Lacroix

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A preliminary canonical investigation found no evidence of abuse or misconduct committed by Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Québec, who had been anonymously accused of abuse, the Vatican said.

Faith, finance and the bottom line

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Canadian Catholic journalist Laura Ieraci is a bit of a “Jill of all trades” and when she is not editing, writing or shooting a film, she is coaching people to bring their faith and their finances into alignment.

Synod experience ‘transformative’ for Canadian priests

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Fr. Pierre Ducharme, O.F.M., is “riding a high” one week after returning from the Parish Priests for the Synod international meeting in Rome.