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Marriage in Canada has become the preserve of the middle aged and older. The latest Statistics Canada numbers from the 2021 census show that fewer than one in five Canadians in their 20s are married.

September’s transit points to Creation’s glory

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The month-long Season of Creation launched quietly across Canada on the World Day of Prayer for Creation, Sept. 1.

Visa CEO remains on Catholic board amid controversy

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A New York Catholic corporate titan who is mired in the legal scandals of a Canadian porn merchant turns out to also be one of the poster boys for the Vatican’s latest social justice adventure.

Avalanche of activity as St. Peter’s meets Lord Stanley

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Arguably the greatest trophy in all of pro sports paid a visit to St. Peter’s Church in Woodbridge, Ont., in late August.

Together in prayer for Saskatchewan’s grief

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Saskatchewan’s Catholic bishops have expressed their condolences to the victims of this past weekend’s horrific stabbing spree on the James Smith First Nation and nearby Weldon, Sask., that left 11 dead, including one of the accused, and at least 18 injured.

U.S. millennials more engaged in digital religion

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Canadian millennials engage less in digital religion practices compared to their U.S. counterparts, a new study authored by Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, an associate professor of sociology and legal studies at the University of Waterloo, has found.

Agencies help Ukraine prepare for long winter

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Ukrainians, much like Canadians, know what it’s like to contend with tough winter seasons.

Indigenous spirituality a fit in Catholic Mass

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As Canadian parishes take up Pope Francis’ challenge to incorporate reconciliation into the life of the Church, particularly as we get closer to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, there are liturgical options available for Sunday morning Masses in all kinds of parishes.

Remembering believers victimized by religious hate

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In a violent world where religion becomes an excuse for division, exclusion and attacks, it’s a good idea for the United Nations to set aside a day to remember victims of religiously motivated hate, Aid to the Church in Need Canada national director Marie-Claude Lalonde told The Catholic Register.

Catholic gift stores staggered by inflation

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The Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) offered one ray of good news as the 7.6 year-over-year growth rate for July braked from June’s 8.1 per cent gain.

‘Staggering’ rise in anti-Catholic hate in Canada

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Canadian and international observers are condemning media, politicians and other opinion leaders for turning a blind eye to a startling new report that shows a 260-per-cent increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes in the past year.