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The baby steps are out of the way, but no one is about to go sprinting through the next phase of re-constructing the Diocese of London.

Sacred Heart continues its steady beat

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Canada’s Jesuits have decided to consecrate their Toronto offices to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 25, during the month traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart. 

Aging on many fronts force church closures

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An almost 50-per-cent decline in Mass attendance since just after the turn of the century has led the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth to take drastic measures concerning little used churches on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

Sisters of St. Joseph supporting group working in rural India

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After 42 years of digging wells, setting up water purification systems, organizing villagers to demand better education, health care, roads and infrastructure, a little Canadian-Indian development agency estimates it has helped four million people live a better life in rural India.

Alberta’s wildfires keep chaplains on high alert

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EDMONTON -- When disaster or tragedy strikes — like the forest fires that have been burning in northern Alberta — first responders are on the scene within minutes to provide urgent care and healing.

Church has role to play in debate over gene editing, says Catholic scientist

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Canadians haven’t quite made up their minds about designer babies, but at least one Catholic scientist thinks the Church should be part of the conversation about editing human genes.

Justice report worries free speech advocates

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OTTAWA -- Free speech advocates are troubled by a House of Commons Justice Committee recommendation to reinstate a controversial section of the Canadian Human Rights Act dealing with hate speech.

The Courage ministry: A journey of discovery

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All her life, Rachel had carried guilt about being attracted to women. She hadn’t told her family or her friends, so opening up to strangers in a group setting made little sense.

MP Mark Warawa dies after battle with cancer

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After a brief battle with cancer, British Columbia Conservative MP Mark Warawa has died. He was 69.

Rosica resigns from Salt and Light in wake of plagiarism revelations

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Fr. Thomas Rosica is stepping down as CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, the latest chapter in a plagiarism scandal that has embroiled the Basilian priest since early this year.

Portland couple move to Canada to avert deportation threat

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A well-known Portland Catholic married couple has moved to Canada because attorneys could not find a clear path to resolve the pair's immigration status.