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The Catholics at the United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, are demanding oil and coal be left in the ground starting now.

Priest's military rank promotion a major bump for chaplaincy

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OTTAWA –Fr. Guy Chapdelaine was honoured with a bump in rank, but it is Canada’s military chaplaincy that received the real promotion, said Canada’s newest Major General.

Ste. Anne’s massive spire put back where it belongs after 10 years

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TECUMSEH, Ont. – A cheer went up here in the early morning of Nov. 14 as a cupola and spire, after sitting 10 years on the front lawn of Ste. Anne Church, was finally reattached to the church’s new re-cladded tower.

Indigenous Canadians seek closure in cases of missing family members

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EDMONTON, Alberta – It has been 20 years since Susie Laliberte Small's sister, Marie, disappeared.

Pro-life movement meeting success in engaging young people

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OTTAWA – The pro-life movement in North America is targeting young people on university campuses because so is the abortion industry say campus pro-life activists.

African pro-life advocate urges Canadians to stop funding ideological colonization

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OTTAWA – Obianuju Ekeocha, Catholic founder of Culture of Life Africa, wants Canadians to stop funding feminist ideological colonization she says will devastate African societies.

Edmonton couple’s adoption bid rejected because of religious beliefs, suit claims

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A Christian couple in Edmonton has filed a lawsuit against Alberta Child and Family Services claiming the agency denied their application to adopt due to their religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. 

Learning program unites student pen-pals 1,000 km apart

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When a state of emergency was declared in April 2016 by the Attawapiskat First Nations in northern Ontario after a drastic increase in suicide attempts, a couple of teachers a thousand kilometres away felt a call to action.

St. Francis Xavier relic arm set for Canadian tour

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OTTAWA – A significant relic of St. Francis Xavier is coming to Canada for a month-long, 14-city pilgrimage beginning with Catholic Christian Outreach’s (CCO) Rise Up conference in Ottawa Dec. 28-Jan. 1.

Justice Committee to keep protections for clergy and religious service

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OTTAWA – After an “avalanche” of letters and testimony from faith leaders, the Justice Committee has amended Bill C-51 to keep protections for religious leaders and worship services.

Province is promising action on poverty

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to make getting people out of poverty a campaign issue as provincial politicians gear up for the 2018 election.

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People of faith given reasons for optimism

Although it's hardly clear sailing ahead, Peter Stockland writes about how things are looking up for people of faith in Canada. 

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Pope's homily

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'Shepherds' who seek money, power cause scandal 

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

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