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Cardinal Gérald Lacroix is losing one of his Quebec auxiliary bishops, but that’s good news for the Diocese of Joliette down the road along the St. Lawrence.

Jesuit’s exit leaves many questions

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The sudden departure of a Jesuit priest as director of spiritual services at the University of Sudbury has sparked doubts about the school’s commitment to its Catholic roots and spurred a petition demanding the university keep him on.

Priest’s bubble zone case given legal boost

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Civil Rights League has joined a constitutional challenge by Fr. Tony Van Hee of Ontario’s controversial abortion “bubble zone” law.

Conscience rights bill has ‘groundswell’ of support, says MP Anderson

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OTTAWA -- Conservative MP David Anderson claims his bill to protect the conscience rights of health care professionals has received a great deal of support across Canada. However, it is unlikely to ever come to a vote before the next election.

St. Michael’s can ‘take the lead’ on bullying

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Coming out of the much-publicized hazing scandal that led to sexual assault charges against seven of its students, St. Michael’s College School is well-positioned to take the lead in combatting bullying in schools, says the lawyer leading the school’s culture review.

Global mission begins on a global stage at UN

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Genevieve Pinnington is on a mission to spread the good news of global citizenship. 

After six months working at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the 22-year-old returned to Toronto with a passion to engage others in world issues — not to mention a personal sense of appreciation for the greener spaces of home.

Knights of Columbus saying goodbye to ceremonial cape and chapeau

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A longstanding tradition is coming to an end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its Fourth Degree members.

Canadians give Church failing grade on handling abuse crisis

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OTTAWA -- A majority of Canadian Catholics believe the clerical sexual abuse crisis has been mishandled by the Church, but the scandals have not caused a faith crisis and most Catholics still support Pope Francis, according to a national survey.

Sculptor draws inspiration from homeless

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When Timothy Schmalz was envisioning how best to portray Christ in his When I Was Naked sculpture, he was stumped.

Toronto Climate Strike takes its message to businesses

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About 200 students with the the backing of their parents, grandparents and teachers sang and chanted their request for immediate and bold climate action at the latest #FridaysForFuture student Climate Strike Friday, May 24 in Nathan Phillips Square.