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Parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish in Torbay, N.L., are teaming with the Archdiocese of St. John’s Archdiocesan Renewal Corporation (ARC) to raise $450,000 to secure ownership of their house of worship. 

Pro-lifers fight back against MAiD for babies

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Nearly 200 doctors, nurses and health care workers have signed a letter to the Commons committee studying MAiD warning against a Quebec physicians’ plan to euthanize newborns.

Report takes synod to the peripheries

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A handpicked team of nine North American theologians, two of them Canadian, has just published a 70,000-word report based on consultations with migrants and asylum seekers, LGBTQ Catholics, women, the disabled, prisoners and other marginalized groups.

Canadian bishops address youth concerns

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Fr. Joshua Roldan commends the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for meeting today’s young Catholics where they are at in a new normal shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pro-life organization proceeds with defamation lawsuit against pro-choice advocate

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The pro-life group 40 Days for Life has successfully blocked a legal motion that might have quashed its defamation lawsuit against a pro-choice advocate who sought to “ruin” its campaign.

Synodal process extended by a year

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The Synod on Synodality is getting bigger — globally and in Canada.

Student mental health educators’ top concern

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With schools slowly getting back to normal following the global pandemic, the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese is trying to help Catholic school principals address their greatest concerns.

Newfoundland parishioners feel ‘betrayed’ by archbishop

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Some parishioners refused to attend the final Mass at Newfoundland’s Holy Rosary Church, angered by what they see as a “betrayal” over closure of their parish after being led to believe it could remain open.

Meeting God among the Navy SEALs and cowboys

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It took me a while to figure out how to tell you about the men’s retreat, Man in the Arena, hosted by Life Restoration Ministries.

Fr. Soria was Opus Dei founder’s personal physician

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Fr. Joseph Soria, who was a Vancouver priest as well as personal physician to Opus Dei founder St. Josemaria Escriva, has died at the age of 90.

Hope high that court will overturn refugee ruling

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It will likely be months before refugee advocates, including the Canadian Council of Churches, know whether they have prevailed at the Supreme Court. But for now, council general secretary Rev. Peter Noteboom is satisfied that the argument to strike down the Safe Third Country Agreement between the United States and Canada has been heard.