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In the wake of Ontario’s new government repealing its sex education curriculum, students in Catholic school classrooms will continue to be taught in “a manner that that conveys, respects and models Catholic principles to our students, said the head of head of Ontario’s Assembly of Catholic Bishops.

Congolese cardinal a strong critic of President Kabila, puts faith ahead of fear

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OTTAWA – There is no room for fear in the life of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo.

Canadian bishops approve new hymnal

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A new English-language hymnal is on the way. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has confirmed publishing plans for Music for Catholic Worship, which should be in stock by Lent 2020.

Migration crisis calls for action, outreach by Canadian Church

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The Church, with its long history of serving the poor and the persecuted, must play a key role in dealing with the global migration crisis.

Safe Third Country pact under increasing attack

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OTTAWA – Storm clouds continue to gather over the controversial Safe Third Country Agreement.

Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

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OTTAWA -- Fr. Tony Van Hee says nearly three decades spent fasting and praying on Parliament Hill to end abortion have been the best years of his life.

Pope Francis committed to reconciliation, says Canada's nuncio

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OTTAWA - Pope Francis is committed to contributing to the process of reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, said the Vatican’s representative to Canada.

Summer jobs attestation faces yet more legal challenges

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OTTAWA — A legal challenge of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) pro-abortion attestation by an Ontario concrete company is only the beginning, says Ottawa-based litigation lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos. More challenges are coming soon, he said.

Veteran educator puts his faith into action

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EDMONTON – Mike Paonessa visits the Edmonton Remand Centre every week to pray the rosary with inmates, and drives around the inner-city Boyle Street neighbourhood to provide coffee and food to the needy.

The birth of the western Canadian Catholic Church

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Two hundred years ago, a trio of missionaries were sent westward to bring peace and stability to an untamed colony.

A labour of love: Creating a new hymnal for Canadian churches

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EDMONTON – Canadian Catholics are about to see the first new national hymnal in more than 20 years — a book that will bring long-cherished hymns into step with modern worship and introduce new works as well.

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Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Canada took wrong side in Humanae Vitae debate 

Paul VI was standing on the shore as a cultural tsunami was about to hit. The bishops of Canada decided to leave him there alone.

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