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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. 

Catholic families in Quebec fight mandatory sex-ed

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MONTREAL – The re-introduction of sex education into Quebec schools goes against fundamental rights of parents, says the president of the Association of Catholic Parents of Quebec.

ShareLife campaign hits record to support more than 40 agencies in need

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For the first time in ShareLife’s history, Catholic parishioners have crossed the $13-million threshold when it comes to helping those most in need.

Montreal's Archbishop Lépine promises ‘decisive action’ to deal with sex abuse 

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In response to the sexual abuse crisis embroiling the universal Church, Montreal’s archbishop has pledged that crimes committed in his diocese will never be covered up. 

‘Apology without action is empty,’ Canadian abuse victim John Swales tells Pope Francis in letter

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Canadian abuse victim John Swales has responded to an open letter from Pope Francis with his own letter to Rome in which he rejects what he terms the Pope’s “empty” apology and calls for “real” change founded on “honesty and accountability.”

Building bridges between Catholics and Muslims an ongoing project

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EDMONTON – On the surface, it was speeches and a light meal, but on a deeper level it was building relationships.

Woman completes her mission to visit every Catholic church in Toronto archdiocese

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It started with Jennie McRae wanting to celebrate her French-Canadian roots, but circumstance soon took over and launched her on a greater journey.

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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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