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OTTAWA -- A social conservative did not win the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ontario MP Erin O’Toole did.

Toronto priest removed from ministry

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The Archdiocese of Toronto has removed from ministry a priest accused of abuse against a minor in the Archdiocese of New York dating back to the late 1970s or early 1980s.

Petition calls to change name of Montreal metro station honouring priest

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MONTREAL -- This summer, the memory of Father Lionel Groulx, a French Canadian historian, has been at the heart of a lively controversy regarding the name of a metro station.

Catholic school board looks at ties to WE

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is looking into its long-standing relationship with WE Charity, and the trustee leading the charge expects the board to suspend its relationship with the battered charity.

New group’s goal is protecting statues

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Canadians enjoy religious freedom unlike many in other parts of the world, so for Jeffrey Susilo the thought that recent church vandalism could be evidence that those freedoms might be under attack is disheartening.  

Parents step up fight against anti-Black racism

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Parents of Black children are continuing in the push for change as the province works to address issues of systemic racism in Ontario schools.

Bishops join D&P national council

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A nearly three-year process of investigation and review at the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has resulted in a slimmed-down national council with four bishops appointed to the development agency’s governing body.

Canadian bishops offer prayers and support for Lebanon

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OTTAWA -- Canadians and the Catholic Church in Canada have always been there for the people of Lebanon in times of need, says the Montreal-based Maronite Catholic Bishop Paul-Marwan Tabet.

Caritas youth leap into action

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Long before the shock of the huge, Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut’s port had worn off, Caritas Lebanon had unleashed a powerful force for good onto the streets of the shattered city — kids. This was the moment for the Catholic organization’s 750 youth volunteers to shine.

City Hall’s eternal flame not so eternal

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COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of things the last few months. Add to that list eternity.

From the streets to a family reunion

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After years of loneliness living on the streets, Gordon Petrie’s chance move into a rundown shed outside a Ukrainian Catholic church in Surrey, B.C., has brought him friendship, community and a family reunion out of his wildest dreams.