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EDMONTON – Canadian Catholics are about to see the first new national hymnal in more than 20 years — a book that will bring long-cherished hymns into step with modern worship and introduce new works as well.

Trinity Western court decision puts organizations at risk, says CCCB

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OTTAWA – The Supreme Court has opened the door for discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs and moral values, Canadian bishops wrote in a frank rebuttal to a decision by Canada’s highest court.

Marijuana use will still be a sin after becoming legal, bishops say

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OTTAWA – Marijuana use across Canada may soon be legal in the eyes of the law, but it will remain a sin in the eyes of the Church, warn Canada’s bishops.

Sisters of St. Ann plan to keep their mission going amid shrinking numbers and climbing age

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VICTORIA, B.C. – Over the past 160 years, the Sisters of St. Ann have taught thousands of students, treated thousands more patients, and multiplied social justice efforts in B.C.

Fire can’t destroy memories of iconic church in Thunder Bay

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One of the iconic churches in Ontario’s north, Church of the Infant Jesus, was destroyed last month after a grass fire spread. The church, 300 kilometres north of Thunder Bay on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, had been abandoned since 1997. After the fire, the local newspaper, the Anishinabek News, looked back on what the church had once meant for the community.


Priest’s temporary post turns into 42-year career

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EDMONTON – When a young Fr. Martin Carroll first came to Canada from England to help with a shortage of priests, he wasn’t expecting to stay for long. That was 42 years ago.

‘Compassionate Communities’ look to create wider dialogue about death

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Death has lived in the shadows and been discussed in whispers for a very long time.

Archdiocese of Toronto asking for help in summer jobs attestation fight

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Catholics across the Archdiocese of Toronto are being asked to support an ongoing protest against the pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation with their voices and their wallets.

Refugee sponsors brace for budget crunch

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The churches that sponsor refugees may be nervous about their budgets over the next three years, but they will probably get through the coming flood of refugee arrivals, according to the organization that represents sponsorship agreement holders across the country.

Religious leaders examine path ahead after court’s ruling against Trinity Western

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OTTAWA – In upholding the right of provincial law bodies to deny accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University, the Supreme Court of Canada has delivered a serious blow to religious freedom, say religious experts.

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Fr. Raymond de Souza: Church offers fresh devotion through art 

I am looking forward to my next visit to Holy Family Church on King Street West in Toronto. It was my home for two years in the 1990s when I was a student at St. Philip’s Seminary, which is attached to the parish.

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