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A simple seder is synonymous with community, said Sr. Lucy Thorson of the Notre Dame de Sion Sisters over a bowl of matzo soup in the basement of Toronto’s downtown First Narayever Synagogue.

Doctors being ’bullied’ over assisted suicide, legislators told at Bill 84 hearings

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Doctors are being bullied, silenced and coerced in a pro-euthanasia environment which is forcing those who object to medically assisted suicide to provide an effective referral for patients who wish to die, provincial legislators were told during hearings into Bill 84.

Cardinal Collins' Bill-84 deposition: 'Protect the healers from punishment'

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On March 23, public depositions were heard by a standing committee that is reviewing Bill-84, an act to amend Ontario laws related to medically assisted death. Two of the speakers, Cardinal Thomas Collins and Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich, appealed for the recognition of conscience rights to protect doctors who reject this now-legal practice. Here is the edited statement from Cardinal Collins.

Dr. Cserti-Gazdewich's Bill-84's deposition: ‘I fear my values may be held against me’

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On March 23, public depositions were heard by a standing committee that is reviewing Bill-84, an act to amend Ontario laws related to medically assisted death. Two of the speakers, Cardinal Thomas Collins and Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich, appealed for the recognition of conscience rights to protect doctors who reject this now-legal practice. Here is the edited statement from Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich.

Hospice to provide safe haven from euthanasia for patients and doctors

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Rather than fighting to change the system which imposes euthanasia, health care professional bioethicist Bob Parke wants to create a private hospice that bans assisted killing and where dying will only come the natural way.

Seven Toronto-area priests named Chaplain of His Holiness

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It's a blessing that he didn't expect, said newly appointed Msgr. John Borean.

Archbishop Collins testifying at conscience rights hearing

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Conscience rights for Ontario doctors will get the full attention of Queen’s Park on Thursday, March 23, in committee hearings on Bill 84.

Msgr. Vincent Foy, longest-serving priest in Toronto Archdiocese, dies at 101

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TORONTO – The oldest and longest serving priest in the history of the Archdiocese of Toronto has died. In his 78th year of priesthood, 101-year-old Msgr. Vincent Foy was proud of his longevity, his loyalty and his defence of Catholic teaching.

Road to priesthood started with a simple question

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When he was an altar server as a boy, Deacon Matthew McCarthy remembers his parish priest entering the sacristy before Mass and in a thick Maltese accent often asking the same question.

ShareLife is stressing mission work in fundraising campaign

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With a new vision guiding this year’s ShareLife campaign, the fundraising arm for the Archdiocese of Toronto charities, is hoping to secure more donations than ever to help those in need.

Fresh signs of life at Markham's Cathedral of the Transfiguration

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After being closed for more than a decade, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration north of Toronto has quietly re-opened its doors.