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QUEBEC CITY – It took three centuries, but the writings of Canada's first bishop are now available in English.

Canada lagging behind in aid to world’s poor

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The global economy is picking up steam, but higher global growth numbers aren’t changing the outlook at Canada’s Catholic development agency.

Faith still a powerful personal force, Angus Reid poll finds

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No matter how many times we hear that we live in a secular society, faith keeps popping up. An Angus Reid Institute Poll has found that a majority of Canadians don’t just have a faith, they use it.

Canada a primary target for human trafficking, says expert

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Human trafficking has become a billion-dollar industry that is projected to overtake arms sales as the most lucrative illegal business in the world, said international expert Sr. Imelda Poole.

Parish renewal: More disciples, less pot luck

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OTTAWA – When it comes to revitalizing Catholic parishes, don’t be afraid to borrow ideas, even from Protestant churches, said an American pastor who tripled his weekend Mass attendance.

Syrian war seen through children’s eyes at Montreal exhibit

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MONTREAL – It is war as seen through the eyes of Syria’s children, drawings that depict harrowing scenes of conflict and hopeful yearnings for peace.

Vancouver hosts interfaith service for those affected by opioid crisis

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As the strains of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" filled the sanctuary of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Vancouver, one by one the people in the pews rose silently. Muffled sobbing could be heard from the back corner of the church as a prayer vigil for those affected by the city's opioid crisis ended.

Ontario conscience rights bill voted down

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In a strict party lines vote, a bill that would have shielded doctors and other health care providers from punishment for refusing to refer their patients on for assisted suicide was voted down at Queen’s Park on May 18.

Ottawa’s youth synod consultation draws up wide range of concerns

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OTTAWA – With the ubiquitous use of smartphones and computer screens, today’s youth face both immense challenges and opportunities, say Catholic youth leaders.

Health care workers bring case for conscience rights to Ontario legislature

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Armed with letters of support from religious community leaders, plus the official positions of the Ontario, Canadian and American Medical Associations, health care professionals descended on Queen’s Park May 18 in support of a Progressive Conservative private members’ bill that would shield doctors from punishment by the College of Physicians and Surgeons and other regulatory bodies if they refuse to refer for medically assisted suicide

Trudeau joins religious leaders at Mass celebrating Montreal's 375th birthday

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MONTREAL – Canadian religious leaders were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries at a commemorative high Mass at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal May 17 to mark the founding of Montreal 375 years ago as a Roman Catholic religious colony.

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