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The appointment of a new bishop for an Eastern Catholic Church is attracting a lot of interest from Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Development and Peace campaign launched to aid flood-ravaged Pakistan

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With one-third of Pakistan underwater, millions on the move, waterborne illnesses, diarrhea, lost crops, lost roads and bridges and electricity infrastructure, the humanitarian challenge is immense, said Scott Braunschweig.

Solutions sought for ‘Church on the move’

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Canadians want a synodal Church, a listening Church, an active Church, a welcoming Church, a hopeful Church, according to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “National Synthesis.”

St. Ninian’s murals restored to ‘glowing’ life

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Settled upon 40 feet of scaffolding, Michelle Gallinger was scanning the walls of St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish, N.S., at the same time feeling a mingling of “stress and fulfilment.”

Statement on Doctrine of Discovery imminent

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A date for a new papal statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, promised by Pope Francis on his way home from Canada to Rome, has not been announced. But whenever it happens it will address core concerns of Indigenous people in Canada and in many other parts of the world.

Out of pandemic, interest high in Catholic school trustees’ role

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With candidates in full campaign mode for upcoming municipal elections across Ontario next month, there appears to be a re-invigorated interest in Catholic school board trustee positions.

Catholic aid supports grieving community

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Attuned to Saskatchewan Catholics’ desire to offer comfort and friendship to James Smith Cree Nation in the aftermath of the heart-breaking stabbing spree on Sept. 4, religious leaders sought to identify potential pathways of support.

Pregnancy centres under legislative threat

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A bullet point on page four of the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2021 election platform “Forward. For Everyone.” conveyed the party’s intention to strip pro-life non-profits of their charity status.

Schools counter COVID mental health impacts

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In mid-August, Lifeworks, a human resources and technology company focused on developing positive wellbeing solutions, revealed in its monthly Mental Health Index that 56 per cent of Canadians notice their children are still being harmed by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Putting a CAPP on rising polarization

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Canadians are getting in on a 30-year-old Vatican project to recast our thinking, our politics and our way of life. On a Sept. 17 Zoom call, a small group will launch the Canadian chapter of Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice, a lay-led organization created by St. Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.

Canada’s bishops eager to engage Reconciliation Council

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Canada’s bishops want to engage with a new National Council for Reconciliation that Ottawa lawmakers plan to set up this fall.