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OTTAWA – As the universal Church reels in crisis, Canada’s Catholic bishops are poised to approve a long-awaited document on sexual abuse.

CCO's Discovery faith study program takes off

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VANCOUVER – A faith study program that has been around for decades has suddenly received new life.

Housing just part of the answer to fight poverty

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EDMONTON – Frank “Bushy” Stegemeier is struggling.

'Evil in our midst': Edmonton archbishop calls for reform in wake of scandal

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The Church must embrace reform and do whatever it takes to help victims of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked Catholics around the world, says Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith.

Canadian bishops issue tighter rules for media accreditation for upcoming plenary assembly

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MONTREAL – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued stricter rules for media who want to cover its annual plenary assembly to be held in Cornwall, Ontario, Sept. 24-28.

Prisons ministry in seeing more conversions in B.C.

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SURREY, B.C. – After Paul caught his wife cheating on him, he flew into a fury that landed him in a correctional institution.

B.C. woman part of record vow ceremony with Sisters of Life

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VANCOUVER – On a continent where some longtime religious communities are suffering a decline in numbers, at least one congregation is truly flourishing.

Study proposes merging Ontario’s Catholic and public boards, heating up a long-running debate

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It isn’t just polls that show more than half of Ontarians wish there were no publicly funded Catholic schools. 

Catholic families in Quebec fight mandatory sex-ed

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MONTREAL – The re-introduction of sex education into Quebec schools goes against fundamental rights of parents, says the president of the Association of Catholic Parents of Quebec.

ShareLife campaign hits record to support more than 40 agencies in need

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For the first time in ShareLife’s history, Catholic parishioners have crossed the $13-million threshold when it comes to helping those most in need.

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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.

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