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{mosimage}WATERLOO, Ont.  - Multiculturalism, far from representing a static state, has become an ever-evolving social pattern in Canada.

That was the view expressed in a recent talk at St. Jerome’s University by Gregory Baum, professor emeritus at McGill University’s faculty of religious studies.

Groups join to fight Bill C-484

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - More than 50 organizations, labour unions and groups have lined up against the Unborn Victims of Crime Act that passed second reading in the House of Commons March 5.

Jantzi Social Index on rise again

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{mosimage}TORONTO - After a year of sub-par results the Jantzi Social Index is once again leading the band among Canadian stock indexes.

D&P partners with Canada Foodgrains Bank

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The first Catholic project by the Canada Foodgrains Bank will direct $500,000 to Zambian farmers who lost their crops to flooding in December and January.

Protest upstages good news for Goldcorp investors

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Protesters lined the street outside Toronto’s King Edward Hotel May 20, and dominated the microphones inside Goldcorp Inc.’s annual general meeting, putting the world’s second largest gold producer on the defensive over its human rights and environmental record in Guatemala and Honduras.

MP asks justice committee to investigate rights commission

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Liberal MP Keith Martin has asked the House of Commons justice committee to hold televised hearings on the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the law that governs it.

Pro-life cause new civil rights movement

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The pro-life movement is the civil rights movement of today. That was the message of the 11th annual National March for Life that drew 7,800 to Parliament Hill May 8.

“We now treat unborn babies like blacks were treated,” Alveda King, the daughter of civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. told a news conference sponsored by the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus.

Fr. Lynch to lead Priests for Life

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Fr. Thomas Lynch, a well-known pro-life advocate in Canada, has been appointed national director for Priests for Life Canada, the organization announced May 8.

Mining company dropped from Jantzi index

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The complaints of peasants and indigenous people in Central America have reached the Toronto Stock Exchange and pushed Goldcorp Inc. off a socially responsible stock index that helps determine at least $33 million in mutual fund investment.

Fr. Bayda to be bishop of Saskatoon Ukrainian Catholics

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OTTAWA - When Fr. Bryan Bayda got the phone call from the apostolic nuncio (papal ambassador to Canada) telling him that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed him bishop of the Saskatoon Ukrainian Catholic eparchy, he experienced shock and disbelief.

Evangelical Christian agency ordered to abandon behaviour code

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered an evangelical Christian charity to rescind its morality code and require employees to undergo anti-discrimination training.

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Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Sex abuse summit is catch-up time for much of the world 

It is déjà vu all over again for Canadian bishops who travelled to Rome for the Vatican’s meeting on the protection of minors in the Church, Fr. Raymond writes.

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Pope's homily

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Pope: 'You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God'

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis. 

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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories 

Read Jean Ko Din's latest blog post on World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.