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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.

Church plays a role in crisis management in aftermath of tragedy

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Tragedy strikes. It’s inevitable and, unfortunately, constant.

Van attack victim Anne Marie D’Amico remembered for her ‘big heart’

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The warm, generous, loving and happy young woman who was the first among the 10 Toronto van attack victims to be revealed to the public was laid to rest May 2 in her family’s parish with 900 friends and supporters crowding St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church.

Debate on Pope's views on marriage and family will unify Church, says Weigel

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OTTAWA – The long-running debate over Pope Francis’ views on marriage and the family will eventually result in a more unified Church, says a prominent Catholic author.

Summer jobs funding policy will be challenged in court

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OTTAWA – The controversy over the Canada Summer Jobs pro-abortion attestation is moving to the courts.

Papal invite for apology on Canadian soil given green light

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OTTAWA – In a rare show of unanimity, the House of Commons has overwhelmingly supported a motion to call on Pope Francis to apologize on Canadian soil for abuses that occurred at church-run residential schools.

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Charles Lewis: The papal office deserves a defence 

"I believed that criticism of the papacy was a sport for non-Catholics or perhaps disgruntled Catholics who were always at odds with Church teachings. Then a few things happened," Charles Lewis writes.

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