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As the Companions of the Cross marked its Foundation Day May 4, General Superior Fr. Allan MacDonald said he believed God has something in new in mind for the 33-year-old priestly community.

Pro-life advocates challenged to be ‘All In’ at Regina March for Life

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REGINA – Saskatchewan pro-life advocates were challenged to be the difference in bringing an end to abortion at the annual March for Life held in the provincial capital May 8.

Catholic Women's League forms a relationship with the homeless

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Chimene Boyce ran away from home at 15 and spent years living on the streets. She has some simple advice for people wanting to help the homeless.

The fight to bring Ukrainian internee cemetery back to life

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OTTAWA – The graves of at least a dozen Ukrainians who died while interned in a remote camp in Quebec during the First World War are slowly fading into the forest landscape.

Pope Francis unlikely to be swayed by apology motion

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OTTAWA – Pope Francis is unlikely to be swayed by a House of Commons near-unanimous motion calling on him to apologize in Canada for abuses at Catholic run residential schools, said Archbishop Richard Gagnon.

Give back Summer Jobs funding, bishops urge after dozens of Catholic groups applied

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OTTAWA – Despite stern opposition from Canada’s bishops to the revised Canada Summer Jobs program, dozens of Catholic organizations — including parishes, schools, religious orders and charities — apparently applied anyway and are now in line to receive grants.

High school students rally for more peace-building support for women around the world

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Eunice Gichuhi and her family came to Canada for more opportunity, but it didn’t mean that she would forget the community she left behind. 

Prairie paper publishes its final edition after 114 years

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Catholics on the Canadian Prairies have just lost an important voice. 

Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

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VATICAN – The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize effectively, said a new document from the International Theological Commission.

The Catholic Register recognized as top Christian paper

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The Catholic Register won 15 awards and was named the No. 1 Christian newspaper in Canada at a gala banquet to recognize excellence in Christian journalism.

Halton school board suspends 'Sanctity of life' fundraising policy

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HAMILTON – A Catholic school board in Ontario has suspended a policy prohibiting students from raising money for groups that support activities contrary to Catholic doctrine.

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Fr. Raymond de Souza: Church offers fresh devotion through art 

I am looking forward to my next visit to Holy Family Church on King Street West in Toronto. It was my home for two years in the 1990s when I was a student at St. Philip’s Seminary, which is attached to the parish.

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