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OTTAWA -- A second court challenge to Quebec’s secularism law has been launched while a key court date approaches in another court fight against the province’s Bill 21.

Revisions recommended in board’s code language

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A heated gender debate at the Toronto Catholic District School Board took a new twist Oct. 30 when a committee recommended revising the board’s code of conduct to replace government classifications of discrimination with wording compatible with Church teaching.

Do your ‘fair share,’ government told

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Churches and volunteer associations who sponsor refugees are calling on the federal government to shoulder a fairer share of the burden.

Protesting priest earns award for advocacy

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The Catholic Civil Rights League is honouring an 84-year-old priest who for three decades has been a visible presence in the nation’s capital for his opposition to abortion.

Priestly ordination should be decided by entire Church, says bishop

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Any decision on married priests should begin with a global synod of bishops, rather than a regional assembly like the synod on the Amazon, said the past president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

‘Little miracles’ live on

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VANCOUVER -- Eldrizah Empuerto was shocked and trembling when she found out she was pregnant in the fall of 2001.

Unique retirement home for religious and lay people officially opens

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The Presentation Manor dream caught Sr. Joan Missiaen of Our Lady’s Missionaries a bit by surprise.

Catholic school accused of racial profiling

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EDMONTON -- A dispute over a student’s head covering at an Edmonton Catholic school has led to an apology from the school division, but his mother remains unsatisfied and has rallied supporters to back her allegations of racism at the school.

Parish bucks the trend with expansion

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At a time when church attendance is declining, parishioners of St. Mark’s parish faced a good problem — their church was too small.

We Scare Hunger drive aims for milestone haul

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The thought of near-empty shelves at the local food bank is too much to bear for high school student Aeva Alexandrovich.

Quebec education bill proposes abolishing religious committee

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QUEBEC CITY -- Many experts fear new Quebec government legislation on education will further diminish religion and spirituality from the province’s schools.