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After a year of Zoom classes, Catholic colleges and universities across Canada are more than hoping for a fresh, in-person start this fall. As vaccinations roll out, they’re planning for it.

Respectful debate needed on Pride flag, Fabbro says

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Bishop Ron Fabbro wants a more intelligent and respectful debate about Catholic institutions flying Pride flags.

The children 'must not be forgotten': Cardinal Thomas Collins responds to discovery of graves at Kamloops residential school

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The “betrayal of trust” by those responsible for Canada’s residential schools must “compel us to ensure that our sins are not repeated,” said Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

One year after George Floyd, schools taking anti-racism efforts seriously

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Anti-Black racism activist Adora Nwofor gets emotional when she talks about the love she has for Calgary.

JCCF fighting pandemic worship restrictions across Canada

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Provincial governments across Canada are presenting faith adherents with rays of hope by unveiling roadmaps and timelines on the lifting of public worship restrictions heading into the summer months.

Sex-selective abortion bill defeated in House of Commons

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Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall’s bill to ban sex-selective abortions in Canada was defeated in the House of Commons by a 248-82 margin June 2.

Archbishop Miller offers ‘deep apology’ in wake of discovery of bodies at Kamloops residential school

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The Archbishop of Vancouver is offering “my deep apology” to those affected by the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C.

14-day limit prohibition for human embryo research abandoned

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The international scientific body governing stem cell research is abandoning the absolute 14-day limit on culturing human embryos in the laboratory, putting pressure on Canada’s law prohibiting the practice.

Canada’s bishops express ‘deepest sorrow’ over loss of 215 children found buried at former residential school

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Canada’s bishops are expressing their “deepest sorrow” and pledge to “continue walking side by side” with Indigenous people in the wake of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Post-COVID reset needs Christian principles

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OTTAWA -- As Canadians continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of what happens after the global community recovers from COVID’s impact remains unanswered.

Summer camp counsellors await word on camp return for the season

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Jake Woodcroft has worn a few different hats throughout his lengthy association with the Catholic Youth Organization’s (CYO) Camp Marydale in Mount Hope, Ont., and Camp Brebeuf in Rockland, Ont.