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There’s more to the world’s largest interfaith event than 10,000 people talking about religion.

Jim Hughes isn’t quitting the fight, but is stepping down as president of Campaign Life

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The year was 1978. Jim Hughes had known his ups and downs in the business world. He’d experienced some failures but Hughes had worked through them and could finally consider himself a successful businessman. He was 35.

Immigration driving rise in religion in Canada

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OTTAWA – A new survey shows Canada’s high levels of immigration are making the country more religious and heightening the need to respect religion’s place in the public square, says Andrew Bennett, Canada’s former ambassador for religious freedom.

Montreal Sisters divest from fossil fuel industry

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Another Canadian Catholic institution has joined in the movement to sell off all carbon-based energy stocks and forbid portfolio managers from buying any more.

Toronto's Sisters of Life move into ‘spiritual hub’

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The Toronto Sisters of Life are opening up a new chapter in their ministry in the heart of the city.

Woman takes Alcatraz plunge for Mary’s Meals

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Liz Lambert will be taking on the greatest physical challenge of her life Sept. 29 when she takes the plunge to swim two-kilometres of the frigid San Francisco Bay from the famous Alcatraz Island to the mainland.

Data collection system to monitor doctor-induced deaths is flawed, experts warn

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New federal government rules to monitor euthanasia and assisted suicide are opaque and weak at a time when legally induced deaths are rising at alarming levels, warn several organizations.

Coalition marks 20 years in euthanasia fight

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It would seem the war over euthanasia is over, but the fight is not ending for Alex Schadenberg.

Five Canadians added to youth synod

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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.

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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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