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Development and Peace has joined a mass resignation from a government advisory board created to monitor allegations of unethical and illegal activities by Canadian corporations involved overseas in mining, oil and gas and textiles.

Restoration marches on despite setback

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WINDSOR, Ont. -- Parish officials remain optimistic an extensive restoration of historic Our Lady of Assumption Church will continue despite the withdrawal of an offer of $5 million by a well-known local philanthropist.

Archdiocese reaches out for helping hand

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BANGKOK, Thailand -- For 63 families, the strangers from Toronto represented something they’ve lived without for years — hope.

Judge’s death delays Quebec abuse audit

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The death of a retired Quebec Superior Judge will postpone the audit of allegations of sexual abuse against minors in the Montreal archdiocese and several other Quebec dioceses.

Relic takes first step in expanding saint’s reach

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A major relic of St. Brother André is making its first appearance outside Quebec later this month as a precursor to a major tour planned for the 10th anniversary of the canonization of the Canadian saint.

Investigation prompts fears for Jesuits

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Canada’s Jesuits fear the 18-month joint investigation into 52 Development and Peace partners suspected of dissenting from Catholic teaching on abortion, gay rights and gender theory is putting a Jesuit in Honduras, along with his team, in danger.

Dance filmed in church sparks new protocol

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OTTAWA -- The filming of a homoerotic dance in the sanctuary of a downtown church has prompted the Montreal archdiocese to develop protocols to prevent the wrongful use of sacred spaces.

Conference aims to push the boundaries of faith and science in study of the Shroud of Turin

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In R. Gary Chiang’s mind there is no argument over the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin — science has already proven the existence of the supernatural.

Canadian chaplain: pirates a major threat to sailors

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- On the mainland, most references to pirates are made in jest, but a chaplain to sailors in the ports of Delta and Vancouver said piracy is still a serious threat to those to whom he ministers.

Jesuit figure left out of Champlain statue re-installation

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A Jesuit figure that stood beside a statue commemorating Samuel de Champlain will not be returning when the City of Orillia reinstalls the monument commemorating the famed French explorer. 

Fr. M. Owen Lee: Music scholar with a passion for opera dies at 89

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Fr. M. Owen Lee, a Basilian educator with a passion for opera that led to 23 years as a knowledgeable commentator on Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, died July 25 at Presentation Manor in Toronto. He was 89.