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OTTAWA -- Pope Francis is leading efforts to heal the wounds of the sexual abuse scandals so the Church can fulfill her mission, says Canada’s apostolic nuncio.

Three Ottawa-area women joining order of consecrated virgins

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OTTAWA -- The Archbishop of Ottawa will receive and bless three local women as Consecrated Virgins Living in the World on July 6.

Fire sets off an inspiring journey

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EDMONTON -- Having survived the Fort McMurray wildfire, they feel solidarity with displaced persons.

ShareLife closing in on target

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Heading down the stretch, the ShareLife fund-raising campaign seems poised to meet its lofty 2019 goal.

Mark Warawa: ‘The King’s good servant’

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The death of B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa on June 20 at age 69 sparked an outpouring of praise and sympathy from a wide spectrum of people, both inside and outside the political world. Among those offering tributes to the unabashedly pro-life politician was the editor of The B.C. Catholic, Paul Schratz.

MP ‘devastated’ as Senate wrangling kills Indigenous bill

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OTTAWA -- NDP MP Romeo Saganash said he is “devastated” his Bill C-262 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) failed to become law.

Refugee strategy still a work in progress

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OTTAWA -- Canadians should not get too smug about becoming No. 1 in the world for resettling refugees, says the head of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

Register’s Michael Swan wins top award

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ST. PETERSBURG,  Fla. -- Nobody in the Catholic press does it better than Michael Swan.

Diocese of London learning lessons of its new reality

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The baby steps are out of the way, but no one is about to go sprinting through the next phase of re-constructing the Diocese of London.

Sacred Heart continues its steady beat

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Canada’s Jesuits have decided to consecrate their Toronto offices to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 25, during the month traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart. 

Aging on many fronts force church closures

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An almost 50-per-cent decline in Mass attendance since just after the turn of the century has led the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth to take drastic measures concerning little used churches on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.