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Development and Peace is assuring donors a review of the practices of 52 partner agencies will end soon while two archbishops are going the extra mile to support the Catholic development agency.

Canadian nun, sexologist: Catholics must increase their sexual maturity

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QUEBEC CITY - A Canadian nun with a Ph.D. in clinical sexology said the sex abuse crisis in the church does not mean "the end of faith" but rather "the end of a lack of formation and the end of deviance," and a call to return to Jesus' message of love.

Crucifix evicted from City Hall

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A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back.

Teens hailed as heroes in boy’s rescue

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VANCOUVER - It was a day of skiing Grade 8 student Gabriel Neilson won’t soon forget.

The many lives of St. Michael’s

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EDMONTON - Isabella Mraz Nelson kneels and gently places her hand on her great-grandfather’s headstone.

Marriage scores big on family satisfaction scale

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OTTAWA - Canadian married couples with children are a pretty happy lot — at least more happy than their unmarried counterparts.

Grieving women find comfort in ‘quillows’

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Her father died nearly seven years ago and she is still struggling to come to terms with the loss.

Silent Voice bridges communication gap

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Twelve-year-old Kisanet hardly remembers the time when she was not deaf.

A little boost for dementia strategy

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OTTAWA - Matt Dineen’s long pursuit of improving lives for people living with dementia took a small but significant step forward in the federal budget.

Asylum funds allocated poorly, advocates say

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OTTAWA - Refugee advocates are welcoming a federal budget pledge to spend $1.8 billion over five years to accelerate the processing of asylum claims, but concerns are being raised about how funds will be allocated.

Jesuits combining policy and prayer

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Canada’s Jesuits are tweaking their sexual abuse policy less than three years after their last update, but as they do so they’re matching their policy with prayer.