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{mosimage}With the latest calls to resurrect the “right to die,” a leading pro-life proponent reinforced his argument that life needs to be protected from conception until natural death.

Canada well placed to halt Darfur slaughter

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{mosimage}TORONTO - There really is a new world order, and Canada has stumbled into a critical role in it, Sen. Romeo Dallaire told a gathering at the University of Toronto as he helped launch the anti-genocide Aegis Trust in Canada Nov. 3.

Petition launched to bring Pope to Quebec

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - A former Quebec justice minister has launched a petition aimed at bringing Pope Benedict XVI to Quebec City for the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in June.

Students important for who they are: Vanier

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{mosimage}MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - In a world driven to distraction by hyper-competition, the challenge of the Catholic teacher is to help children discover that they are important for who they are, not what they’ve done. That was the message of Jean Vanier to a group of more than 1,900 educators who gathered here Oct. 26.

Overcrowded jail system courting crisis

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{mosimage}Things are so bad at the provincial jail in Saskatoon that three bishops — Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran — have gone public with their concerns, describing how men are forced to urinate into bottles because there isn’t enough staff to accompany them from dormitory-style cell blocks to the washroom.

Dalai Lama spreads message of peace

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Dalai Lama brought a message of peace and reconciliation to Ottawa Oct. 28-30, urging China to grant the Tibetan people the rights to preserve their language, culture and spirituality.

D&P mining campaign hits Parliament Hill

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace delivered 153,000 postcards to Parliament Hill Oct. 24, urging the Conservative government to ensure Canadian mining companies act responsibly when operating abroad.

Economics must take environment into account

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{mosimage}TORONTO  - We need to stop an attitude aiming at maximum economic growth and instead make economic choices toward responsible development, said Dr. Bob Goudzwaard.

Attracting families will lure Catholics back to pews

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{mosimage}CORNWALL, Ont. - Offer better ministry to families and baptized Catholics who no longer attend church will come back, sociologist Reginald Bibby told the annual plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Oct. 15.

Two new bishops for Atlantic Canada

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{mosimage} Two major Roman Catholic dioceses in Atlantic Canada have new bishops, courtesy of Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope announced the appointments Oct. 17 at the Vatican.

Peace in space

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - In 1957, during the deepening Cold War, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, a basketball-sized satellite that orbited the earth every 98 minutes.

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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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