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Jason Rehel wanted his automotive technology classes to be a breath of fresh air from the busyness of school. When students are working in the shop, visitors would come and go, and music would sometimes be playing in the background.

17-year-old with Down syndrome becomes pro-life advocate in Canada

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Sarah Joy Walker is alive today because her mother flatly turned down an abortion.

Centre puts new light on Vanier’s life work

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The ideas of one of the great Canadian Catholic thinkers of our time will live on at King’s University College which has been chosen to house the new Jean Vanier Research Centre.

Hate crimes related to religion on the rise

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A plague of threats and attacks on religious people and institutions in Canada is challenging believers to stand up for one another, faith leaders said in the wake of a new Statistics Canada report on hate crimes.

Despite challenges thousands show up for National March for Life

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OTTAWA — Despite logistical challenges and a competing March in Toronto, the 22nd National March for Life drew thousands to Parliament Hill May 9 to mark the 50th anniversary of abortion in Canada.

Toronto’s first March for Life makes powerful statement

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Christina Lee Fast is an athlete. She bowls and does track and field. She’s in love with her boyfriend, she’s learning to make her way around the kitchen, is better at housework than her mother, runs her own small business and is a young lady enjoying life to the fullest.

Some Quebec bishops uneasy with pro-life leader's anti-Francis stance

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MONTREAL - Some Quebec bishops have expressed discomfort that the main Quebec organizer for the May 9 National March for Life in Ottawa signed a letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy.

Marches for Life marks 50 years of abortion in Canada

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OTTAWA —Marches of Life in Ottawa and in a number of provincial capitals, including Toronto, marked the 50th anniversary of legalized abortion in Canada May 9.

'Today God has answered their prayers': Pakistan releases Asia Bibi

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MANCHESTER, England - Pakistani authorities freed Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy, and she has flown to Canada to join her family at a secret address.

Hockey legend Red Kelly was a ‘real gentleman'

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As great a hockey player as Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly was — and he was one of the best, with eight Stanley Cup titles over an illustrious 20-year National Hockey League career while being named a six-time first team all-star and the first ever recipient of the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman — he will perhaps best be remembered for being a humble, devoted family man and a true gentleman.

Podcast success astounds shy-at-heart B.C. mom

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VANCOUVER - Abbotsford, B.C., mom Heather Khym had no idea the podcast she started with two best friends in 2017 would become so popular.

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Charles Lewis: One-on-one with the great Jean Vanier

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True charity means focusing on Jesus and the poor

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis at Caritas Internationalis. 

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