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LAC STE ANNE COUNTY, Alta. – She finally made it. 

Charity faces another court fight with federal government to defend their advocacy activity

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OTTAWA – A poverty-fighting group, fresh from a victory over a law that threatened its status as a charity, is facing another round of legal fighting after the federal government appealed the court ruling.

Canadian poverty plan big on promises, short on dollars

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Over the next 12 years the federal government promises to raise 2.1 million Canadians out of poverty and take Canada’s poverty rate from one in every eight Canadians to one in every 17 by 2030.

Canada’s bishops express ‘sadness’ over sex abuse findings

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OTTAWA – Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined their American counterparts in expressing heartbreak and sorrow over the clerical abuse revelations south of the border. 

Canadian parishioners look for answers in wake of sex abuse scandal

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The clergy abuse revealed in a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report has left many Catholics reeling, and not just in the U.S.

Catholic Women's League vows to keep fighting summer jobs attestation

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OTTAWA – The Catholic Women’s League (CWL), Canada’s largest women’s organization, resolved Aug. 13 to continue its opposition to the Canada Summer Jobs attestation.

St. Francis de Sales deaf ministry celebrates 100 years in Toronto

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Deacon Kevin Brockerville was 25 years old when he attended his first sign language Mass. 

Euthanasia isn’t palliative care, Canadian bishops say

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OTTAWA – Canada’s Catholic bishops are urging the federal government to maintain a clear distinction between palliative care and the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide so institutions are not forced to become “an accomplice” in causing an intentional death.

Faith on front lines: A desperate world needs God more than ever, says Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire

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EDMONTON – In military terms, “covering your six o’clock” means watching someone’s back while they’re in combat. For retired lieutenant-general Roméo Dallaire, his Catholic faith is how he covers his six o’clock. 

Ontario winding down basic income pilot project

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OTTAWA – Anti-poverty advocates are disappointed that Ontario’s new Conservative government intends to cancel the province’s basic income pilot project, arguing that the study is important to help reduce poverty far beyond the province.

Church must seek justice for abuse victims, Moncton archbishop says

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QUEBEC CITY – As many Canadians mark National Acadian Day Aug. 15, the biggest Acadian diocese in the world is going through the greatest crisis in its history.

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Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Lazy media suggest St. Michael's coverup 

Ever since Watergate, scandals have been covered according to the adage: “It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup,” Fr. Raymond J. de Souza writes.

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