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It will be a delayed celebration, but a celebration nonetheless at Toronto’s Newman Centre when the Catholic chaplaincy’s namesake is elevated to sainthood.

Pressure on the rise for end-of-life needs

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Church is doubling down on its efforts to encourage increased government and societal support for palliative care as the best way to help Canadians experience a “dignified natural death” as a barrage of Canadian court decisions continue to chip away at the safeguards surrounding assisted suicide in the country.

A colourful salute to a Grey Nun

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EDMONTON -- The black cover dropped and unveiled the mural. Ingrained in its tiles is the 160-year legacy of Catholic education in Alberta, and the Grey Nun who set it all in motion.

Gagnon steps into a balancing act as CCCB president

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OTTAWA -- Like anyone starting a new job, Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon concedes there is going to be a learning curve involved as he settles into his new role as president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) for the next two years.

Green Party dumps pro-life candidate

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The Green Party has dropped one of its federal election candidates for her pro-life views.

Jesuit school celebrates one of their own

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OTTAWA -- A Jesuit high school in Montreal is bursting with pride that one of its own is now a cardinal in the Catholic Church.

Canadian sculptor builds message of love

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VATICAN CITY -- Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

Spread the Word, bishops told

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CORNWALL, ONT. -- The president of the Pontifical Mission Societies is urging Canada’s Catholic bishops to proclaim the Gospel without fear.

Memories of Mother Teresa burn bright

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VANCOUVER -- He was about 10 years old when he first met St. Teresa of Calcutta.

Sr. Carmelina’s cause takes next step

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Toronto takes a major step toward claiming its first saint on Oct. 20 with a Mass to close the initial stage of investigation into the possibility of canonizing Sr. Carmelina Tarantino.

Big plans to mark 50 years of diplomacy

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CORNWALL,ONT. -- Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Holy See will include a visit from a high-ranking Vatican official sometime in the coming year, the apostolic nuncio told Canada’s bishops Sept. 23.