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Canada’s Catholic bishops are demanding that whoever forms the next government signs the nuclear weapons ban treaty and push NATO to denuclearize its military strategy.

Thousands rally for Earth’s future

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Tens of thousands of people in Toronto joined more than 80 other youth-led marches across Canada on Sept. 27 to demand immediate action to address global climate change.

Ontario schools prepare plans for strike by support staff

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With educational support staff set to take full-scale strike action Oct. 7, Ontario’s Catholic school boards are reviewing contingency plans with a particular emphasis on student safety and their ability to maintain programming.

Statue by Canadian artist erected in St. Peter's Square

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VATICAN CITY -- Christians have a moral obligation to show God's care for all those who are marginalized, especially migrants and refugees, Pope Francis said.

Fr. Tou, Montreal’s first Chinese-born priest

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When he was 10, Fr. Thomas Tou was unhappy when his family earmarked him for the priesthood by enrolling him in a minor seminary in northeast China.

Cathedral ponders development option

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VANCOUVER -- Like other churches and schools preparing for a major earthquake some day, 119-year-old Holy Rosary Cathedral is considering its options for a significant upgrade.

Development and Peace suffering, says ex-president

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MONTREAL -- The former president of Development and Peace said the Catholic bishops’ attitude toward their charitable agency is hurting its membership and credibility.

Parties woo families with tempting offers

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Whoever wins the Oct. 21 federal election will be focused on families and helping them get ahead — or so it would seem with the early slate of promises pouring out from the platforms of the ruling Liberals, the Conservatives and the NDP.

75 years pursuing peace

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The Canadian Council of Churches started in the middle of a war and it’s still trying to make peace.

Czerny sees ministry intensifying with new role as cardinal

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ROME -- Cardinal-designate Michael Czerny, a Canadian Jesuit priest who is one of Pope Francis’ point men responsible for the pastoral care and political advocacy for migrants and refugees, calls becoming a cardinal “an intensification” of his ministry.

Student stabbed outside Toronto Catholic high school

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A student from Neil McNeil Catholic High School in Toronto was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in an altercation outside the east-end school Sept. 26.