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OTTAWA -- Christian charities have praised a recent Senate report on the charities that affirmed religious organizations are an essential piece in serving charitable needs.

U.S. pro-lifer Abby Johnson eyes Canadian expansion

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EDMONTON -- Prominent U.S. pro-life activist and speaker Abby Johnson is planning to open a Canadian chapter of her ministry which encourages and helps abortion clinic workers to leave that industry.

Pope Francis on path to healing wounds of abuse scandal, says nuncio

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OTTAWA -- Pope Francis is leading efforts to heal the wounds of the sexual abuse scandals so the Church can fulfill her mission, says Canada’s apostolic nuncio.

Three Ottawa-area women joining order of consecrated virgins

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OTTAWA -- The Archbishop of Ottawa will receive and bless three local women as Consecrated Virgins Living in the World on July 6.

Fire sets off an inspiring journey

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EDMONTON -- Having survived the Fort McMurray wildfire, they feel solidarity with displaced persons.

ShareLife closing in on target

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Heading down the stretch, the ShareLife fund-raising campaign seems poised to meet its lofty 2019 goal.

Refugee strategy still a work in progress

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OTTAWA -- Canadians should not get too smug about becoming No. 1 in the world for resettling refugees, says the head of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

Mark Warawa: ‘The King’s good servant’

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The death of B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa on June 20 at age 69 sparked an outpouring of praise and sympathy from a wide spectrum of people, both inside and outside the political world. Among those offering tributes to the unabashedly pro-life politician was the editor of The B.C. Catholic, Paul Schratz.

MP ‘devastated’ as Senate wrangling kills Indigenous bill

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OTTAWA -- NDP MP Romeo Saganash said he is “devastated” his Bill C-262 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) failed to become law.

Register’s Michael Swan wins top award

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ST. PETERSBURG,  Fla. -- Nobody in the Catholic press does it better than Michael Swan.

Sisters of St. Joseph supporting group working in rural India

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After 42 years of digging wells, setting up water purification systems, organizing villagers to demand better education, health care, roads and infrastructure, a little Canadian-Indian development agency estimates it has helped four million people live a better life in rural India.