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Over 200 people forming a “Ring of Peace” around Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Toronto came together to declare that the real face of religion is the very opposite of the hate that moved terrorists to bomb three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Access to abortion drug is expanded

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Ottawa - Pro-life advocates are raising alarms over a move by Health Canada to lift the ultrasound requirement to obtain a prescription for the abortion drug Mifegymiso.

Family’s crucifix collection has new home

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VANCOUVER - Redemptorist Fr. Babu Mathew is hoping his parishioners feel the love this Easter season.

Prayer teams at work in Healing Clinic

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OTTAWA - Every Monday afternoon at St. Augustine’s Parish in Ottawa, the Holy Spirit Healing Clinic opens its door to anyone who wants to pray with a team of trained volunteers.

‘Devastating’ decision to cut legal aid for refugees

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Updated 04/25/19 with letter from the Sisters of St. Joseph

A cut to legal aid in Ontario for migrants and refugees is “devastating” and will put people’s lives in danger, according to the Canadian Council for Refugees.

Toronto prepares to March

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OTTAWA - For the first time, Toronto and Ottawa will both be hosting a March for Life on May 9 as organizers mark 50 years of legal abortion in Canada.

Toronto’s Tamil Catholics reeling from Sri Lanka bombings

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As the death toll hit 321 with an estimated 500 injured, members of Toronto’s large Tamil Catholic community were tracking down friends and relatives who might have been attending Easter Sunday Mass in Sri Lanka when bombs exploded at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo or St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo.

Escape from ISIS

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EDMONTON - The photos tell the story of the Al- Khatyar family.

Church has steep learning curve on abuse

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As an extradition order against a Regina priest for allegedly abusing boys in a Scottish boys’ school plays out in a Canadian courtroom, the archdiocese continues to try to find its way in helping victims of sexual abuse.

Study paints bleak portrait of city’s poor

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For the first time in its 30-year history, researchers have taken a serious look at who uses Toronto’s volunteer, informal, faithbased system of overnight shelters known as Out of the Cold.

Film puts pro-life cause into dramatic spotlight

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OTTAWA - During a week of lobbying on Parliament Hill, pro-life representatives from across Canada on April 10 viewed the only Canadian screening of Unplanned, a movie about the abortion industry.