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VATICAN – The Vatican has announced that five more Canadians — a cardinal, two priests and two laity  — have been selected to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth.

Abuse victim starts parish on the road to healing

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Parishioners at St. Luke’s Parish in Thornhill, Ont., like Catholics around the world, have been wounded by the Church’s sexual abuse scandals. Now they’re ready to apply a little talk therapy to the wounds.

Canadian bishops set to approve abuse document

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OTTAWA – As the universal Church reels in crisis, Canada’s Catholic bishops are poised to approve a long-awaited document on sexual abuse.

CCO's Discovery faith study program takes off

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VANCOUVER – A faith study program that has been around for decades has suddenly received new life.

Housing just part of the answer to fight poverty

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EDMONTON – Frank “Bushy” Stegemeier is struggling.

'Evil in our midst': Edmonton archbishop calls for reform in wake of scandal

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The Church must embrace reform and do whatever it takes to help victims of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked Catholics around the world, says Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith.

Canadian bishops issue tighter rules for media accreditation for upcoming plenary assembly

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MONTREAL – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued stricter rules for media who want to cover its annual plenary assembly to be held in Cornwall, Ontario, Sept. 24-28.

Prisons ministry in seeing more conversions in B.C.

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SURREY, B.C. – After Paul caught his wife cheating on him, he flew into a fury that landed him in a correctional institution.

B.C. woman part of record vow ceremony with Sisters of Life

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VANCOUVER – On a continent where some longtime religious communities are suffering a decline in numbers, at least one congregation is truly flourishing.

Study proposes merging Ontario’s Catholic and public boards, heating up a long-running debate

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It isn’t just polls that show more than half of Ontarians wish there were no publicly funded Catholic schools. 

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Charles Lewis: The papal office deserves a defence 

"I believed that criticism of the papacy was a sport for non-Catholics or perhaps disgruntled Catholics who were always at odds with Church teachings. Then a few things happened," Charles Lewis writes.

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