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Catholic parents fear the massive March 15 education cuts are just the opening salvo of a campaign to fold Ontario’s Catholic schools into a unified public system, while French Catholic trustees are warning of much deeper cuts to come.

A close encounter with the Shroud of Turin

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VANCOUVER – When Deacon Pete Schumacher began working in image processing and remote sensing — a technology that analyzes images from X-rays, satellites or the ocean floor — he had no idea it would lead him to a personal encounter with Jesus.

Windsor hospital in bubble zone battle

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WINDSOR, ONT. – Windsor Regional Hospital could be the first hospital in Ontario, perhaps Canada, to successfully apply for a 150-metre restriction on anti-abortion protests or vigils.

David Anderson steps down from federal politics after carrying religious freedom torch

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OTTAWA – David Anderson had been a popular Conservative MP in Saskatchewan for more than a decade when an assassination half a world away inspired him to pick up the torch for religious freedom.

Saskatchewan Catholic board looking to overturn school funding decision

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Catholic educators in Saskatchewan are “cautiously optimistic” that two days of hearings in a Regina courtroom will lead to the overturning of a 2017 ruling that threatened the existence of Catholic schools in the province.

Abuse victim looks for a Church that ‘tries to shed the wall’

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Leona Huggins keeps telling her story — even though it’s unpleasant and she’s tired of talking about it. 

Federal budget includes increased funding for protection of churches

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OTTAWA - Houses of worship are receiving an extra measure of security in Canada’s federal budget.

Abuse crisis a chance to change ‘future of our Church’

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American author and theologian Brian Flanagan believes it is natural that victims of sexual abuse remain suspicious of the Church.

A year later, cloud remains over Development and Peace funding

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The status of Development and Peace as a Catholic charity in good standing hangs in limbo with no end in sight to a year-old review of some of the agency’s partnership agreements.

New Zealand attack hits close to home for Canadian bishops

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OTTAWA —The horrific murder of 50 Muslims at prayer at two New Zealand mosques March 15 hit close to home because of a similar attack in 2017 on Muslims at prayer at a Quebec City mosque.

Mother-daughter bond continues to blossom and grow

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Natalie and Isabella Bruno are two ladies that any woman would be lucky to have in their corner. This mother-daughter duo are best friends who have grown in faith together, and on March 22 they hope to help other mothers and daughters do the same.