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VATICAN CITY -- Giving the Ratzinger prize to a philosopher from Canada and a Scripture scholar from Burkina Faso, Pope Francis said they demonstrate that "in the variety of cultures, diverse across time and space, one can and should always seek the way to God and the encounter with Christ."

Refugee advocates plead their case

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OTTAWA -- Canadian churches and refugee advocates want a federal court to declare an agreement with the United States null and void, saying it is putting refugees seeking asylum in Canada at risk because the U.S. is not a safe country for them.

A challenge to save Indigenous language

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A Catholic organization committed to improving relations between the Church and Canada’s Indigenous peoples has issued a challenge to Catholics to help revive Indigenous languages. 

Quebec City historian works to reconstruct the face of a Canadian saint

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QUEBEC CITY -- Philippe Roy-Lysencourt entered the clinic lab carrying a retro-looking cardboard box under his arm as if it were a football.

Toronto Catholic board votes to include gender terms

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The controversial gender debate at the Toronto Catholic District School Board came to end in the early morning hours of Nov. 8 with the board voting to include gender terms in its code of conduct.

Bike journey puts a focus on trafficking

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OTTAWA -- To take on the scourge of human trafficking you have to first recognize that it is happening here.

Mass … the sensory-friendly way

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It was when she and her husband were leaving a movie theatre that Debbie Frey first came across the concept of a sensory-friendly zone.

Community mourns beloved priest, church

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It has been a tough couple of weeks for the community of Attawapiskat.

Synod gives hope to Canada’s north

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The recent Amazon synod gave voice to Indigenous worldwide and that can only bode well for northern Canadian dioceses with parallel realities, agreed Archbishop Murray Chatlain and Bishop Gary Gordon.

People of faith today need ‘Courage of convictions,’ says Cardinal Collins

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In a speech that touched on religious freedom, conscience rights, euthanasia and Christian persecution, Cardinal Thomas Collins evoked the life of St. John Henry Newman to urge people of faith to be courageous in the face of “an aggressively secular society.”

More co-operation needed to tackle poverty, say bishops

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OTTAWA -- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is calling on Canadians to treat people in need with dignity and not only help them with their material needs but also support them spiritually as the third annual World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17 approaches.