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A longstanding tradition is coming to an end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its Fourth Degree members.

Canadians give Church failing grade on handling abuse crisis

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OTTAWA -- A majority of Canadian Catholics believe the clerical sexual abuse crisis has been mishandled by the Church, but the scandals have not caused a faith crisis and most Catholics still support Pope Francis, according to a national survey.

Sculptor draws inspiration from homeless

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When Timothy Schmalz was envisioning how best to portray Christ in his When I Was Naked sculpture, he was stumped.

Toronto Climate Strike takes its message to businesses

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About 200 students with the the backing of their parents, grandparents and teachers sang and chanted their request for immediate and bold climate action at the latest #FridaysForFuture student Climate Strike Friday, May 24 in Nathan Phillips Square.

Dying Healed aims for a ‘beautiful death’

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Most people don’t associate death with beauty, but a pro-life organization is trying to change that.

Odds stacked against David Anderson, MP, bill

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The odds weigh heavily against Bill C-418, Conservative MP David Anderson’s private member’s bill to enshrine conscience rights for health-care providers on assisted suicide, as the first hour of debate is set for Parliament May 29.

ShareLife helps to break vicious cycle of poverty

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Amanda Fellows has seen all too closely how generational poverty keeps perpetuating itself.

Another setback in conscience fight

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An Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that upheld limits on health care workers’ conscience rights shows the need for governments legislation to protect those who can’t be part of a procedure that runs up against their moral or religious beliefs, said the executive director of Canadian Physicians for Life.

This is no pipe dream

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Even a parishioner listening closely during Mass would not know the meticulous care that Jeffrey Moellman brings to every note he plays on the organ at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 

Archbishop Lepine, Montreal: religious leaders oppose Quebec's secularism bill

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MONTREAL -- The archbishop of Montreal worries that Quebec's secularism legislation will affect religious liberties in this Canadian province.