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The apostolic administrator of Toronto’s Byzantine Catholic Eparchy has joined with a Ukrainian archbishop in rejecting a controversial Vatican document on pastoral blessings for same-sex couples and other unmarried couples.

Reborn discipleship program aims to grow

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The Catholic School of Evangelization’s (CSE) Discipleship Formation Program (DFP) is experiencing a rebirth in St. Malo, Man.

‘I really wanted to touch poverty’

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A chance meeting with young Guatamalan boy fueled Sr. Bourget’s desire to serve the poor.

Model more than a smile and pretty face

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Watching Annika Van Vliet sit between her parents in their South Surrey, B.C., home, it’s hard to believe the 15-year-old has walked a fashion runway in Paris and had her photo featured on the billboards of Times Square. 

For 85 years, OAPCE fights for Catholic education rights

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This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE), which will be hosting a conference to mark the occasion.

Hong Kong Catholic Jimmy Lai pleads not guilty in national security trial

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Prominent Hong Kong Catholic, philanthropist and media mogul Jimmy Lai pleaded not guilty to endangering national security in a trial that democracy advocates around the world said includes bogus charges.

Argentine church stops receiving state funding

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Argentina's Catholic Church will no longer receive public funding, concluding a process established by the country's bishops' conference for the church to provide its own financing.

Parish aims to be Strathmore’s ‘beating heart’

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Fr. Cristino Bouvette knew the first guided tour of the future Sacred Heart Parish would be a profoundly stirring experience for his congregation. 

King’s finds ‘soulmate’ in Vietnamese school

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King’s University College is hoping the new five-year strategic partnership struck with a prominent Vietnamese university will create a stream of enriching academic opportunities for students and faculty.

Nicaraguan regime publishes photos of Bishop Álvarez as US demands release of imprisoned bishop, other clergy

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The U.S. Department of State has demanded the release of Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa and other imprisoned Nicaraguan religious leaders following a wave of detentions targeting Catholic clergy over the Christmas season.

Homeless find no room at the inn

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For many of the downtrodden who find themselves filling the 108 beds each night at Vancouver’s Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter, it’s a devastating cycle that an ever-worsening economy just won’t let them exit.