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OTTAWA – The Pontifical Mission Societies and Aid to the Church in Need are urging Canadians to support Nigerian Christians under attack by Boko Haram and other Islamist extremist groups.

Catholic social teaching supports basic income’s aim

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As Ontario courts grapple with the case against the provincial government on basic income, the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice is reminding Catholics that Catholic social teaching demands society must provide an economic minimum that supports families and human dignity.

Art show raises money to help students-in-need through Angel Foundation

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At one Toronto Catholic school, situated in an affluent part of the downtown core, about 13 per cent of its students go to sleep each night surrounded by others struggling to get by in a wealthy city that can often forget its downtrodden.

Universal day care does not work: Cardus report

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OTTAWA – Federal and provincial governments should support parental choice in child care and back multiple types of care options instead of solely promoting universal publicly funded day care, says a new report from Cardus Family.

Covington boys incident won’t deter Canadian March for Life

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OTTAWA – Organizers of Canada’s National March for Life will be vigilant but believe no additional safety precautions are required following a controversial incident that marred the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Asia Bibi headed to Canada

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This story has been modified to clarify the perspective of the Canadian bishop quoted below.

Canada’s abuse guidelines earn praise

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The priest hand-picked by Pope Francis to chair the Feb. 21-24 summit on clerical sexual abuse at the Vatican has thrust the Canadian model for protecting minors into the spotlight as Church leaders from around the world prepare for the unprecedented meeting.

Religious orders ‘astounded’ by Development and Peace issue

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Twenty-two religious orders have signed a letter questioning the wisdom of withholding funds from Development and Peace and expressing dismay over the extended investigation into 52 of the organization’s 180 partners around the world.

Halfway through three-year plan, Green Churches Network aims to expand its national footprint

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It surprises Gregory Lynch when he fields calls at the Green Churches Network from churches looking for ways to lessen their carbon footprint.

Fr. Tony Van Hee pleads not guilty to violating abortion bubble zone

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OTTAWA – A lawyer for Fr. Tony Van Hee entered a plea of not guilty on the priest’s behalf Jan. 24 on charges of violating Ontario’s bubble zone law.

Pope Francis' vision raises concern from pro-life advocates

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A proposal by Pope Francis to broaden the pro-life agenda to encompass a wider array of life-related issues is not sitting well with some members of Canada’s pro-life movement.

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Church on the Street: Driving lessons from Natalie 

It was one of those nights when I was challenged by Pope Francis’ insightful observation in The Joy of the Gospel, Robert Kinghorn writes.

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Pope's homily

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Pope: 'You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God'

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis. 

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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories 

Read Jean Ko Din's latest blog post on World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.