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Liberal MP John McKay doesn’t give a damn whether he’s in cabinet or not. But he does give a damn.

ShareLife campaign off to a steady start

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Support for the 2021 ShareLife parish campaign is off to a promising start as the fundraising arm of the Archdiocese of Toronto has accumulated over $3.2 million following the first of three ShareLife Sundays.

Development and Peace reconciles with two exiled partners

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Two of Development and Peace’s 24 exiled partners have been welcomed back by Canada’s Catholic development and aid organization and the remaining 22 may re-apply once the organization finalizes a new partnership policy in the coming weeks.

COVID variants raise concern in classrooms

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The death of a Catholic school student in Brampton, Ont., has highlighted the demographic shift of those most affected by COVID-19.

Website launched to report sexual misconduct by Canadian Catholic bishops

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A new system launched to report abuse by Canada’s Catholic bishops is the next step within the Church to make sure all instances of abuse are exposed and eliminated, Gatineau Archbishop Paul-André Durocher said.

Teacher rides for suicide prevention

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With his departed friend Chris and his junior high students top of mind, Tyler Weber pushed himself to a personal best bike ride of 225.8 kilometres in just over nine hours in a journey to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Inadequate housing for migrants cited in coroner report

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A coroner’s report into the COVID-19 deaths of three migrant farm workers last year has highlighted the role crowded, inadequate housing played in spreading the deadly virus on Ontario farms, plus a jumble of overlapping jurisdictions overseeing the living and working conditions of temporary foreign workers.

March For Life returns to Parliament Hill

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OTTAWA -- The theme of this year’s March For Life in Canada is “You Are Not Alone.”

The law, theology ... and Happy the elephant

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Is an animal a person?

That’s the central question surrounding the fate of a 48-year-old female Asian elephant in the Bronx Zoo named Happy, a question that has enticed legal, moral and even theological debate.

Quebec bishops push for ‘just recovery’

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Quebec’s Catholic bishops don’t just want a recovery, they want change.

Farms could be COVID hotspot, again

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A year after three migrant farm workers died in Ontario and COVID-19 infections ran rampant in bunkhouses, Fr. Peter Ciallella is worried about this year’s growing season.