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In his annual World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis has some sharp words for politicians. A couple of Canadian political veterans believe the Pope’s warnings about modern politics are spot on.

Complaint opens debate on educators' ‘Catholicity’

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EDMONTON – Alberta Catholic teachers are speaking out after Education Minister David Eggen announced an investigation into whether so-called Catholicity — or morality — employment clauses are discriminatory.

Toronto releases funds to Development and Peace

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With $800,000 from Toronto in their bank account, Canada’s Catholic development agency is looking forward to settling all outstanding questions about whether 52 of its 180 partners are out of step with Catholic teaching before it begins its fund-raising campaign in March.

St. Michael’s College School ponders a new future

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Radical changes at St. Michael’s College School are a genuine possibility, the superior general of the Basilian Fathers has told The Catholic Register.

Seventh teen arrested in sexual assault investigation at St. Michael’s College School

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A seventh teen has been arrested in connection with an investigation into sexual assaults at Toronto’s St. Michael’s College School.

Catholic hospital network newly named 'Unity Health Toronto'

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One year into their merger, Toronto’s three Catholic hospitals have a name for their joint health care enterprise. Unity Health Toronto was selected from a list of at least 15 possible names.

Canada Summer Jobs attestation fight not over yet

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OTTAWA – Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of last year’s pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation remain active despite the government’s removal of the controversial values test.

Pro-life activist Mary Wagner marks first jail-free Christmas in seven years

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VANCOUVER – For the better part of a decade, pro-life activist Mary Wagner has spent the holidays behind bars.

Reports look into expansion of euthanasia law in Canada

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OTTAWA – The Liberal government has promised to study three new reports on the possible expansion of the euthanasia law to include minors and those who suffer from mental disorders, but advocacy groups warn the government will likely expand the law after the 2019 election.

Doctors urged to reverse climate change

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Medical ethics can’t be limited to patient choice, or even the health problems patients face, according to the president of the World Medical Association.

Work starts now for St. Michael's College School's culture committee

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Battling a public relations crisis in the wake of sexual assault charges laid against students, St. Michael’s College School has tapped one of Canada’s leading experts in criminal law procedure to lead a four-member committee tasked with reviewing the culture at the school.

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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.