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Former Vice President Mike Pence argued his ex-running mate, former President Donald Trump, betrayed the pro-life movement by stating his opposition to implementing federal abortion restrictions should he be elected to another term in 2024.

Pro-life flag won’t fly at Toronto schools

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The International Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May.

St. John’s closures ‘canonically unsound’

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Having ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s closing of a number of parishes was canonically unsound, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy has further said that civil law does not trump canonical rights. 

Abortion push abroad ‘ideological colonization’

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The Canadian government continues to allocate billions of dollars for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health rights in the developing world, while slashing funds to other priorities like national defence.

Haiti violence, lawlessness forces longtime U.S. missionary priest to evacuate

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As Haiti's capital spirals into lawlessness, a longtime U.S. missionary has been forced to evacuate -- while Haitian Catholics in the U.S. are doubling down on prayer for their troubled homeland.

‘A thousand lifetimes of service’

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From humble beginnings when four of their Sisters arrived in Halifax from New York in the mid-19th century, the Sisters of Charity Halifax are set to mark 175 years of service on May 11.

D&P aid enables Haitian partners’ work

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“Just going to work is an act of bravery. Our partners on the ground in Haiti are working in a very difficult context,” Mary Durran, the Montreal-based program officer responsible for Latin America (including Haiti) for the Catholic charity Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, told The Catholic Register. “Yet they continue to be the advocates of the poorest people suffering violence and hunger, and inform international organizations such as ours.”

Former trustee feels vindicated by dicastery’s dignity document

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Reading the passages about gender theory written in the new Vatican document Dignitas Infinita (Infinite Dignity) offered Francine Champagne, a former school trustee in Winnipeg, a feeling of vindication. 

Calgary finds sheep returning to flock

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Anecdotes, facts and figures spotlighted in the Diocese of Calgary’s 2023 Impact Report, unveiled on April 7, exemplify a Catholic community on the upswing. Based on the data, the most remarkable success story of the previous calendar year was the stupefying rise in sacramental celebrations.

Calm urged after Australian bishop stabbed

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Australian religious and political leaders have called for calm and unity after the attempted murder of an Assyrian Orthodox clergyman at his church’s altar in Sydney’s western suburbs, just days after a separate knife attack claimed six lives in Sydney’s Bondi Junction mall.

Israel, Iran escalation must be prevented

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As the White House responds to Iran’s attack against Israel, Catholic experts said U.S. officials should seek to prevent further escalation in the region.