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As great a hockey player as Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly was — and he was one of the best, with eight Stanley Cup titles over an illustrious 20-year National Hockey League career while being named a six-time first team all-star and the first ever recipient of the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman — he will perhaps best be remembered for being a humble, devoted family man and a true gentleman.

Podcast success astounds shy-at-heart B.C. mom

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VANCOUVER - Abbotsford, B.C., mom Heather Khym had no idea the podcast she started with two best friends in 2017 would become so popular.

Canada Summer Jobs funds flowing again

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OTTAWA - After a year of controversy over the requirements for Canada Summer Jobs funding, the 2019 list of grants reveal many Catholic and evangelical parishes and charities have been successful in obtaining money.

Quebec considering Canada's strictest law governing religious symbols

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QUEBEC CITY - The Quebec government is preparing to adopt what would become the most stringent secularism legislation in Canada, hoping to end more than a decade of acrimonious debates about religion's place in the public space.

Clerical abuse of women religious condemned

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OTTAWA - Canada’s Catholic bishops and religious men and women have condemned the clerical abuse of women religious in the wake of a French documentary that was aired on television in Quebec.

‘Forgetting God is unthinkable’

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Janet Somerville is afraid she might set her apartment on fire. She might forget a candle, or a kettle, or a pot on the stove. It happened once recently — a candle on the bookcase burning down until the flame spread to the bookcase itself. She made a panicked 911 call, then doused the flames well before the fire engines roared into the courtyard. But she gave herself a fright.

Assisted suicide numbers on the rise

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More than one in every 100 deaths in Canada is administered by a doctor, according to the latest national statistics on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Film brings impact of Pope’s work to life

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The big star of the latest Salt and Light Media Foundation documentary is Pope Francis, which should surprise no one who knows Salt and Light, producer and director Sebastian Gomes said ahead of the premiere of his film, The Francis Impact.

St. Kateri rallies Indigenous spirit

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ST. PAUL, ALTA. - Canada’s first Indigenous saint left such an impact on Lily Hunter that she named her newborn daughter after her.

Small parish has a big pro-life presence

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VANCOUVER - A growing trickle of pro-life activists at St. Anthony of Padua Parish has turned into a powerful river.

Canadian’s future heading Down Under

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OTTAWA - Msgr. Carl Reid, a married Catholic priest, expected to retire in his adopted home of Victoria, B.C., in another six years or so, but Pope Francis had other plans for him and his wife.

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