{mosimage}OTTAWA - Work is underway on a draft assisted-suicide and euthanasia bill and on a new test case to challenge the Sue Rodriguez Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

Canadian natives wait while Aussies celebrate apology


{mosimage}While Canada’s native people wait for an official government apology for the residential schools, Australian aboriginal people are celebrating their government’s willingness to say sorry.

Afghanistan vote counterproductive, say peace activists


{mosimage}TORONTO – Parliament's vote to extend Canada's military mission in Afghanistan to 2011 has not advanced the cause of peace, according to Pax Christi U.S.A. and Canadian affiliates of Pax Christi International.

New Jesuit leader has strong social justice background


{mosimage}TORONTO - For the next six years Canada’s English-speaking Jesuits will be under the direction of a man known for a life-long commitment to the poor.

Native reconciliation journey begins


{mosimage}OTTAWA - Remembering the Children: the Aboriginal and Church Leaders’ Tour kicked off in Ottawa March 2 to raise awareness of the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian residential schools.

Mixed reaction greets bishops Afghanistan statement


{mosimage}Wise and faithful or naive and badly informed — Canadians can’t agree on the most recent Catholic bishops’ statement on Canada’s role in Afghanistan.

Vision, not gender, on Caritas leader's side


OTTAWA - Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Lesley-Anne Knight sees her election last June as a “historical moment” for the worldwide confederation of Catholic development agencies.

Peace in Afghanistan should be strategy


{mosimage}OTTAWA - The upcoming debate on Canada’s Afghanistan mission should work towards a constructive plan, say Canada’s Catholic bishops.

Sisters take on mining giant


{mosimage}TORONTO - On May 6 Les Soeurs des Sainte-Anne will stand up in a Toronto hotel ballroom and call the world’s largest gold producer to account. It won’t be the first time, or the last.

D. & P. commits $50,000 to help Kenya


{mosimage}TORONTO - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is kicking in $50,000 to the Caritas Internationalis effort to assist people left homeless by violence in Kenya.

Northern bishops to support aboriginal commission


{mosimage}OTTAWA - Despite concerns, eight Northern Catholic bishops have decided to participate in a national awareness campaign in advance of public hearings on Indian residential schools.


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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.


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