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OTTAWA – The recipient of the 2018 Archbishop Exner award says she “drifted” into family medicine but now she sees God’s providence in her work against euthanasia.

Out of the Cold programs rethinking future as city steps up homeless services

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It may be time to consider closing Out of the Cold, said the man responsible for managing the 30-year-old church-based shelter program.

Choir hits a high note in Canadian visit

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Mary Sharp joined the Young Catholic Musicians choir because she found an outlet for her joy of music and the joy of the Gospel. Last week, for the very first time, she and her fellow musicians shared their joy with audiences in Canada. 

Legal marijuana in Canada will break international treaties, warns pro-family women's group

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OTTAWA – Canada’s impending legalization of marijuana puts it on a collision course with the United States, warns a national pro-family women’s group.

Catholic schools sow seeds of understanding Indigenous culture

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As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was wrapping up its work in 2015, commission chair Justice Murray Sinclair repeated over and over, “Education got us into this mess and education will get us out.”

Ten years after: Archbishop Pettipas recalls “celebratory feel” at Harper apology

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OTTAWA – Archbishop Gerard Pettipas recalls the “celebratory feel” 10 years ago when Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for the government’s Indian residential schools policy.

Election result good news for Catholic doctors in Ontario

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In the wake of Ford nation storming the citadel of Queen’s Park, Catholic agencies and groups are already adjusting to the new reality.

Catholic refugee council wants government to change sponsorship agreement

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Spiralling costs and mountains of red tape may force some Catholic refugee sponsorship agencies out of business and cause others to cut back on the number of refugees they’re prepared to welcome, according to the Catholic Refugee Sponsorship Council representing 20 agencies across Canada.

Assisted reproduction, surrogacy laws challenged

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A private member’s bill that would decriminalize the purchase of sperm, eggs and rent-a-womb surrogacy would open the door to exploitation of poor women and legalize a form of child trafficking, according to a member of the 1990s Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies.

A giant palliative ‘payback’ for St. Joseph's Hospital

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With an $11.6-million donation, Toronto’s St. Joseph’s Health Centre will create one of the largest, most advanced and most comprehensive palliative care units in Canada.

Birthright marks a half century of service

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When Birthright first took root 50 years ago, little did the founders foresee it growing from its little office in Toronto to an organization spanning North America and even making inroads into Africa.

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Charles Lewis: The papal office deserves a defence 

"I believed that criticism of the papacy was a sport for non-Catholics or perhaps disgruntled Catholics who were always at odds with Church teachings. Then a few things happened," Charles Lewis writes.

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