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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

Violence against women out of control

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TORONTO - Rape as a weapon of war, rape in the form of the globalized sex trade, rape among school children, rape as the means of transmitting HIV, rape inside marriage — former United Nations special ambassador Stephen Lewis urged Catholic teachers to think about how rape is defining the world we live in and the future we face.

Canadian Pax Christi moves a step closer

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PaxChristiThe movement to establish a branch of Pax Christi in Canada takes a step forward in April when the international movement’s secretary general will propose that Catholics For Peace, Toronto and a similar group in Montreal become affiliate members of the Brussels-based network.

Marie Deans chosen to lead Pontifical Missions Societies

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TORONTO - The Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of People has appointed Toronto's Marie Deans as the next national director of the Canadian English sector of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Opponents appeal Three Parents case to Supreme Court

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OTTAWA - The Alliance for Marriage and Family filed an application Mar. 5 to appeal the so-called Three Parents Case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

St. Paul’s bishop gives organizations three years to stop raising funds by games of chance

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ST. PAUL, Alta. - The choice of Catholic organizations to raise funds from gambling “is scandalous and compromises the religious identity of the institution or organization,” says the bishop of St. Paul.

Catholics honoured with Order of Canada

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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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