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An almost 50-per-cent decline in Mass attendance since just after the turn of the century has led the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth to take drastic measures concerning little used churches on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

Church has role to play in debate over gene editing, says Catholic scientist

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Canadians haven’t quite made up their minds about designer babies, but at least one Catholic scientist thinks the Church should be part of the conversation about editing human genes.

Justice report worries free speech advocates

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OTTAWA -- Free speech advocates are troubled by a House of Commons Justice Committee recommendation to reinstate a controversial section of the Canadian Human Rights Act dealing with hate speech.

The Courage ministry: A journey of discovery

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All her life, Rachel had carried guilt about being attracted to women. She hadn’t told her family or her friends, so opening up to strangers in a group setting made little sense.

MP Mark Warawa dies after battle with cancer

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After a brief battle with cancer, British Columbia Conservative MP Mark Warawa has died. He was 69.

Rosica resigns from Salt and Light in wake of plagiarism revelations

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Fr. Thomas Rosica is stepping down as CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, the latest chapter in a plagiarism scandal that has embroiled the Basilian priest since early this year.

Portland couple move to Canada to avert deportation threat

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A well-known Portland Catholic married couple has moved to Canada because attorneys could not find a clear path to resolve the pair's immigration status.

Half a world away, a dream comes true

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VANCOUVER -- As a teenager, Catherine Koch would burst into tears when TV commercials came on showing images of emaciated African children. 

Young students put their bracelet-making skills to work for Angel Foundation

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Three girls, a lot of elastic bands, a stack of coloured paper and a lot of love went into raising $85 for the Angel Foundation at Toronto’s St. Joachim’s Catholic School.

Linton, 93, has been playing music in hospitals for over 30 years

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George Linton understands the power of music and how much joy it can bring.

Chatham’s Ursuline sisters prepare for new chapter

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The reality of a dwindling, aging community is setting in for the Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, but it won’t keep them from continuing the work they’ve carried out for more than a century and a half in southwestern Ontario.