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Canadian abuse victim John Swales has responded to an open letter from Pope Francis with his own letter to Rome in which he rejects what he terms the Pope’s “empty” apology and calls for “real” change founded on “honesty and accountability.”

Building bridges between Catholics and Muslims an ongoing project

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EDMONTON – On the surface, it was speeches and a light meal, but on a deeper level it was building relationships.

Woman completes her mission to visit every Catholic church in Toronto archdiocese

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It started with Jennie McRae wanting to celebrate her French-Canadian roots, but circumstance soon took over and launched her on a greater journey.

Death mask sparks study of Quebec saint

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QUEBEC CITY – St. Marie de l’Incarnation, a French Ursuline nun sent to establish the order in New France in the 17th century, has not yet delivered all her secrets.

Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay lighting a ‘fire’ to overcome despair

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OTTAWA – The future of the Catholic Church depends on rediscovering the fire of mission and overcoming the “despair” brought on by scandal in the Church, says Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay.

Free speech policy is outside bubble zone

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OTTAWA – A government spokesperson has dampened hopes that a new Ontario policy in support of free speech on university campuses could lead to repeal of the province’s abortion bubble zone law.

Msgr. Coughlin led charismatic renewal

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Like Job, Msgr. Peter Coughlin understood that everything in his life was God’s will. 

Let there be light: Church uses parish power to go solar and lose the electric bill

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When God provides, there’s not much else that parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Church need. 

Priest’s retirement Sept. 30 will also mean the closure of his Edmonton parish, St. Patrick

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EDMONTON – When Frank Stempfle was born prematurely in a rural Alberta farmhouse on a winter day in 1926 he weighed just 2½ pounds. His father placed him in a shoebox near the oven to keep him warm, and the neighbours didn’t think he’d live.

D&P given a boost for Rohingya refugees

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Development and Peace has received an additional $500,000 from Global Affairs Canada to spend between now and Christmas to keep Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh safe, warm and dry.

Tories adopt several pro-life stands

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OTTAWA – While divided on abortion, the Conservative Party has adopted policies to remove the controversial pro-abortion attestation requirement of the Canada Summer Jobs program and to end funding for overseas abortion as part of Canada’s maternal and child health program.

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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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