WINDSOR, Ont. - Next year’s 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City will allow a renewal of faith by connecting with the “source and summit” of Christian life, the Eucharist, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Jantzi Index just behind S&P, TSX

TORONTO - Buoyed by a big bank but pulled down by its lack of oil stocks, the Jantzi Social Index fell off the pace set by mainstream stock indexes in March.

Development and Peace comes to CIDA’s defence

TORONTO - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has jumped into the debate on whether to abolish the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Green Party’s May interested in the common good, but supports abortion, gay marriage

OTTAWA - Green Party Leader Elizabeth May hopes to change the conversation in Ottawa.

Though best known for its environmental stance, the Green Party also stresses social justice, fair trade instead of free trade and non-violence. But Mays views on families, communities and the common good may also attract Catholic voters and potential candidates.

Wingle to lead the OCCB

Ontario’s Catholic bishops have chosen Bishop James Wingle as president of its executive.

Catholic public servant loses court battle over union dues

OTTAWA - A Catholic public servant has lost her court battle to have her union dues diverted to charity.

Smith appointed archbishop of Edmonton

OTTAWA - Pembroke Bishop Richard Smith said he was surprised to be appointed as archbishop of Edmonton, but he trusts that God will give him the grace to serve where he is called.

New director for Sheptytsky Institute

Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky began a three-year term as the new director of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies on Feb. 1.

What is the Canadian identity?

OTTAWA - Who are we? What does it mean to be Canadian? Questions of Canadian identity have frequently occupied pundits, academics and politicians. Now the Conservative government is getting involved.

Canada not a fertile nation

TORONTO - Everybody who graduated from Grade 9 biology knows governments can’t make babies. But in the wake of 2006 census numbers which show Canadians failing to replace themselves, some people think the government should help the process along.

Catholics honoured with Order of Canada

OTTAWA - A pair of Catholics have made the grade as Canada’s governor general has announced 87 new appointments to the Order of Canada.


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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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