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{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

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{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.

Calgary bishop offers to settle publishing dispute

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Calgary Bishop Fred Henry would like to see Imam Syed Soharwardy and former publisher Ezra Levant settle their feud so they can work together to stop the abuses of human rights commissions.

Safe Third Country agreement still in force

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{mosimage}The deal between Canada and the United States which forces refugees to apply for refugee status in the first country they land will remain in force while the federal government appeals a Federal Court ruling that the agreement is illegal.

KAIROS urges church's to invest for peace

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The ecumenical social justice organization KAIROS is urging churches to use their investment portfolios to encourage peace between Israel and Palestine.

Ouellet to serve as secretary for bishops' synod

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OTTAWA - Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet has already begun his new assignment guiding next fall’s Synod of Bishops at the same time preparations move into high gear for the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress June 15-22.

Targets sought for poverty reduction

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Politics and poverty are about to find themselves on the same stage in Ontario and nationally.

“The issue is back on the table,” said Michael Polyani, KAIROS’ Canadian social development expert.

Safe Third Country agreement ruling appealed

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OTTAWA - It’s on to round two of the court battle between Canada’s refugee advocates and the federal government.

Demonstrators mourn abortion 'horror'

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{mosimage}The 20th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision that left Canada without any laws restricting abortion was both mourned and celebrated in the nation’s capital.

Christian Child Care International undergoes change

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{mosimage}Christian Child Care International, a community development program based in Springhill, N.S., has changed its name to Chalice.

“By changing our name to Chalice, we are reducing the confusion and making ourselves easy to remember,” said Mark Warren, director of marketing.

New CCCB abuse guidelines released

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - New forcefully worded orientations to guide Catholic dioceses in updating their sexual abuse protocols stop short of being binding on the bishops.