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VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has agreed to hear the case of the Delta Hospice Society, which is trying to keep assisted suicide out of its Irene Thomas Hospice.

Parish finances looking for rebound

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If you ever doubted the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, check out your parish’s COVID-era finances. After months of closed doors and no revenue, followed by months of full-cost operations for Sunday congregations that are a fraction of normal attendance, somehow your parish is still up and running.

Liberals going full steam ahead on C-7

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OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals are vowing to pass changes to Canada’s assisted suicide law before a court-imposed deadline even though if they will be in the position to make changes remains to be seen.

O’Toole must hear social conservatives

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OTTAWA -- A social conservative did not win the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ontario MP Erin O’Toole did.

Toronto priest removed from ministry

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The Archdiocese of Toronto has removed from ministry a priest accused of abuse against a minor in the Archdiocese of New York dating back to the late 1970s or early 1980s.

Petition calls to change name of Montreal metro station honouring priest

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MONTREAL -- This summer, the memory of Father Lionel Groulx, a French Canadian historian, has been at the heart of a lively controversy regarding the name of a metro station.

Catholic school board looks at ties to WE

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is looking into its long-standing relationship with WE Charity, and the trustee leading the charge expects the board to suspend its relationship with the battered charity.

New group’s goal is protecting statues

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Canadians enjoy religious freedom unlike many in other parts of the world, so for Jeffrey Susilo the thought that recent church vandalism could be evidence that those freedoms might be under attack is disheartening.  

Parents step up fight against anti-Black racism

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Parents of Black children are continuing in the push for change as the province works to address issues of systemic racism in Ontario schools.

Bishops join D&P national council

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A nearly three-year process of investigation and review at the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has resulted in a slimmed-down national council with four bishops appointed to the development agency’s governing body.

Canadian bishops offer prayers and support for Lebanon

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OTTAWA -- Canadians and the Catholic Church in Canada have always been there for the people of Lebanon in times of need, says the Montreal-based Maronite Catholic Bishop Paul-Marwan Tabet.