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Voters who live together under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience have added their two cents on the Oct. 21 federal election.

Former premier ‘bugged’ by parties’ stand on pro-life candidates

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OTTAWA -- As potential federal election candidates who hold pro-life views on abortion are squeezed out by some federal political parties, pro-life candidates are getting support from a surprising source.

Palliative care research given fresh boost

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Despite the vast knowledge already gathered surrounding palliative care, gaining even greater insight is never a bad thing and is the premise behind a new research hub at Hamilton’s McMaster University to advance education and service delivery.

Altar servers club goes well beyond the Mass

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It’s called the altar servers club, but the title doesn’t begin to describe its role and impact at Toronto’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

Newman legacy alive and well

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It will be a delayed celebration, but a celebration nonetheless at Toronto’s Newman Centre when the Catholic chaplaincy’s namesake is elevated to sainthood.

Pressure on the rise for end-of-life needs

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Church is doubling down on its efforts to encourage increased government and societal support for palliative care as the best way to help Canadians experience a “dignified natural death” as a barrage of Canadian court decisions continue to chip away at the safeguards surrounding assisted suicide in the country.

A colourful salute to a Grey Nun

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EDMONTON -- The black cover dropped and unveiled the mural. Ingrained in its tiles is the 160-year legacy of Catholic education in Alberta, and the Grey Nun who set it all in motion.

Gagnon steps into a balancing act as CCCB president

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OTTAWA -- Like anyone starting a new job, Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon concedes there is going to be a learning curve involved as he settles into his new role as president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) for the next two years.

Green Party dumps pro-life candidate

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The Green Party has dropped one of its federal election candidates for her pro-life views.

Jesuit school celebrates one of their own

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OTTAWA -- A Jesuit high school in Montreal is bursting with pride that one of its own is now a cardinal in the Catholic Church.

Canadian sculptor builds message of love

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VATICAN CITY -- Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.