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OTTAWA – An order of priests that became “like orphans” 30 years ago when it broke away from the schismatic Society of St. Pius X has prospered by observing Church tradition and stressing unity with the Holy Father.

#LaResistance target Ford government decision on French university

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French Catholic school boards across Ontario are joining protests over the decision to stop plans for a French-language university in southern Ontario.

Fr. Van Hee launches constitutional challenge of bubble zone law

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OTTAWA – Fr. Tony Van Hee, who was arrested and charged Oct. 24 for violating Ontario’s exclusion zone around abortion facilities, is mounting a constitutional challenge of the law.

Canadian Catholics to start using new French translation of Our Father

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QUEBEC CITY – French-speaking Canadians will begin using a new translation of the Our Father Dec. 2.

St. Michael’s scandal a humbling experience for Basilian Fathers

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As the Basilian Fathers await announcement of an expert panel to investigate the culture and policies that may be factors in a sexual assault scandal at St. Michael's College School, the priests are praying for the victims, their families and the community they serve.

Ottawa's St. Clement Parish celebrates 50th year of Latin Mass

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OTTAWA – Notre Dame Cathedral was packed on Nov. 23 for a Pontifical High Mass marking the 50th anniversary of Ottawa’s Traditional Latin Mass community at St. Clement’s Parish.

Once homeless, addicted, Hilarie Fortune now part of Edmonton parish's outreach to poor

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EDMONTON – A single mother, without a home, sits in a McDonald’s restaurant on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue strip.

Seniors from religious communities among the first to move in to Presentation Manor

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For 10 of the 32 years Sr. Rosemarie Donovan lived in Nigeria, she lived in a poor rural village. She had a one-room house. She pumped her water from the well with the other women and cooked her meals over a fire. The stars in the night sky filled up the heavens.

A school, a student and an Albertan family make a saintly connection

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EDMONTON – Touring the magnificent St. Joseph’s Oratory during a class trip to Montreal, student Noah Ethier was surprised to learn about his family connection to St. André Bessette, who helped build it. 

Hamilton diocese looks to make Church the focus of fulfilling the needs of family life

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There was a time, not too far in the past, when people would look to their Church for the various supports they needed in their family life.

Chesterton Academy debuts in Ottawa

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OTTAWA – T.J. Stevens spent six years teaching in a small Inuit community in Northern Quebec until he heard about a new Catholic private high school opening in Ottawa was looking for a principal.

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Church on the Street: Driving lessons from Natalie 

It was one of those nights when I was challenged by Pope Francis’ insightful observation in The Joy of the Gospel, Robert Kinghorn writes.

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Pope's homily

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Pope: 'You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God'

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis. 

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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories 

Read Jean Ko Din's latest blog post on World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.