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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.

Fixing what’s wrong by starting with what’s right

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{mosimage}TORONTO - If you’ve ever wondered what’s wrong with you, don’t ask Dr. Wayne Hammond. A clinical psychologist with a master of divinity degree, he probably knows — but he won’t tell you.

Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in Canada 50 years

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Few people would think there is any connection between 21st-century Toronto and the 11th-century Crusades. Yet on Oct. 4, a group of close to 100 men and women gathered to celebrate just such a link.

Charismatics gifted by the Holy Spirit for 40 years

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{mosimage}TORONTO - “Holy Spirit rain down, rain down. Let your power fall,” sang 25 members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish charismatic prayer group in downtown Toronto on a recent rainy Friday evening.


Refugee advocate arrested at border

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Cardinal Avery Dulles is ready to testify on behalf of his niece, who has been charged at the Quebec-U.S. border with human trafficking.

Real leaders don't need a flow chart

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{mosimage}The best leaders in today's organizations, whether in business, charity, or religion, are not the aggressive, take-charge dynamos who run over their opponents with fierce determination. Instead, they need to be people who take time to reflect and nurture others.

Bishops look to deal with diminished resources

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - In their upcoming plenary  Oct. 15-19, Canada’s bishops will focus their national activities to have more impact and will consider new communications strategies.

Pembroke welcomes newest bishop

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{mosimage}PEMBROKE - This rural diocese straddling the Ottawa River and taking in parts of Ontario and Quebec welcomed 45-year-old Michael Mulhall as its eighth bishop Sept. 21.

Uncertainty affects Jantzi Index

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{mosimage}TORONTO - In uncertain markets, ethically minded investors have shared in the uncertainty. The Jantzi Social Index of 60 Canadian stocks selected on the basis of their environmental, social and governance practices dropped 0.7 per cent of its overall value in August.

Proxy votes still favour management

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Is your mutual fund really on your side? A new study from the Social Investment Organization suggests most mutual funds are actually voting reflexively with management whenever investors challenge their environmental, social or corporate governance practices.