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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) will revisit its decision to suspend funding to Development and Peace once the Canadian bishops’ audit of overseas partners is complete, says its national president.

A new door opens to evangelization

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OTTAWA -- Pierre O’Reilly has a pretty easy answer to why his long and winding life path has led to NET Canada and the chair of executive director.

Gladu not impressed with palliative ‘Action Plan’

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OTTAWA -- Health Canada’s five-year Action Plan on Palliative Care announced Aug. 20 is a “lacklustre” effort that fails to commit enough resources, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu.

Jobs funding refusals worry advocates

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OTTAWA -- Christian communities remain concerned about the administration of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grants after it was revealed 403 groups were refused funding.

Dementia advocates keep up pressure

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OTTAWA -- Armed with a government commitment of $50 million to implement a National Dementia Strategy, advocates are not about to let up on efforts to keep the issue on the front burner.

Season of Creation demands action

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Seventy-six-year-old great grandmother Patricia Timson is appalled at the low level of Catholic participation in this month’s Season of Creation — a liturgical observance beginning with the World Day of Prayer for Creation on Sept. 1, endorsed and promoted by Pope Francis since 2015.

Canadian Jesuit Fr. Michael Czerny to be made cardinal in October

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The Pope, who is full of surprises, has done it again by announcing that a Canadian Jesuit priest will join 12 archbishops and bishops who will be made cardinals next month in Rome.

B.C. man’s assisted suicide a call to action: chaplain

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The assisted suicide death of a Powell River, B.C., man who struggled for years to find adequate care is a call to Catholics to speak out and “challenge the legitimacy” of bureaucracies that put cost and efficiency ahead of the value of human life, says the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s pro-life chaplain.

Statue takes long way home

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EDMONTON -- After travelling from Italy to Portugal to China, a 500-year-old wooden statue of the Infant Jesus has reached its final destination — a Carmelite monastery west of Edmonton.

Finding peace on Mission Hill

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. -- Cecile Kimak and Phyllis Pawluk are close. 

They share everything, including a devotion to the Virgin Mary that continues to help the Edmonton-area sisters survive life’s most gut-wrenching problems, from health troubles to family break-ups and even an abusive relationship. 

Indigenous voice being heard in curriculum

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Native studies have come a long way in the last two decades and there are no signs that the pace of change in the program is going to slow down.