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OTTAWA -- The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will challenge Canada regarding its own relationship with Indigenous peoples and the environment, said Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina.

Swahili hymns give parish a fresh beat

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EDMONTON -- As the sound of drums, tambourines and Swahili hymns reverberated through St. Andrew’s Church, Elizabeth Muturi and fellow parishioners swayed their arms and hips, dancing down the aisle with the Book of Gospels raised behind them.

Fr. Paul Hansen being honoured with Pax Christi award

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Fr. Paul Hansen has worked in plenty of dangerous places in his missionary work, always following one simple rule:

“I would never tell my mother, when she was alive, where I was going until I came home and I told her where I was. Because she wouldn’t sleep,” said the native of Saint John, N.B., who has done social justice work in 82 countries, including the Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

Bishops-D&P review ready for next stage

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OTTAWA -- A review by Canada’s bishops of Development and Peace that arose from allegations the agency was aligned with some questionable partners is completed and will be presented by the end of September.

Artists work on restoring St. Catherine's cathedral for 175 anniversary

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As Carlos Nunes and his team uncover the visual glories that have been plastered, painted and papered over in historic churches, he can’t help but joke about what that work has meant to him and the livelihood of other fine art restorers.

ShareLife looks on bright side of campaign

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ShareLife’s 2019 campaign may not have reached its goal, nor matched last year’s standard, but Arthur Peters is still viewing the campaign through a positive lens.

Catholic election debate in Toronto a hot ticket

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The 1,000-plus tickets made available to Toronto’s Catholic community for an archdiocesan-sponsored federal election debate were gobbled up within three days.

Election poll: Climate change, oil and gas shaping up as top issues

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OTTAWA -- Canadians want to have their cake and eat it too when it comes to preventing climate change and producing oil and gas, an Angus Reid poll reveals.

Fears over ‘anti-Catholic’ attitudes heading into election

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OTTAWA -- Anti-Catholic sentiment is “alive and well” as Canadians head into a federal election, warns the president of the Catholic Civil Rights League.

Ministry’s barbecue feeds the spirit as well as body

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EDMONTON -- For Keith Whitford, the Inner City Pastoral Ministry provides more than just a free meal. It has been a vital source of comfort and guidance through his many struggles.

Refugee advocates heave sigh of relief

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Federal funding that will reverse Ontario government cuts to legal aid for asylum seekers is getting praise from Catholic refugee advocates.