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Religious leaders across Canada have expressed their concern and opposition with the recently reintroduced Bill C-7 which would expand access to medically assisted dying.

Catholic voters given tools for discernment

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Saskatoon - A Catholic Action campaign examining issues and party platforms from a Catholic social teaching perspective is underway for the Saskatchewan election to be held Oct. 26.

Marian shrine draws faithful following

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Every Saturday a group of people gather at the Marian Shrine of Gratitude in northwest Toronto to pray the rosary.

Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

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CALGARY - Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first.

Fratelli Tutti: A vision of unity and dignity for all

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In an encyclical that might be characterized as ripped from the headlines, Pope Francis speaks some hard truths to Canadians, to Catholics and to the world.

Child-care policy can’t be one-size-fits-all

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OTTAWA - The federal government’s commitment “to make a significant, long-term, sustained investment to create a Canada-wide early learning and child-care system” sounds good on the surface to a national religion-based think tank, but only if it doesn’t create a onesize- fits-all government-mandated system.

Churches grapple with second wave

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Constant vigilance will be the unofficial motto for Catholic Church leadership in Quebec and Ontario for the foreseeable future as epidemiologists have declared the second wave of COVID-19 is underway in Canada’s two most populous provinces.

Wife loses her battle to stop husband’s death

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OTTAWA - A Nova Scotia man got what he wanted — a medically assisted death — just one day after his estranged wife lost her bid to block him from using Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) system.

Assisted-suicide bill re-introduced

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OTTAWA - A bill to make it easier for Canadians to legally kill themselves with a doctor’s aid goes far beyond what a court decision prompting the legislation calls for, say euthanasia opponents.

Parish Knights rally to restore statues

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It’s an incident that caused some despair among St. Patrick’s parishioners, but they would soon receive some solace with the help of local Knights of Columbus.

Raptor coach, Arkells ensure band plays on

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A Mississauga Catholic school has received a shipment of brand-new musical instruments, courtesy of Toronto Raptors’ head coach Nick Nurse and Canadian rock band the Arkells.