OTTAWA – Despite physical exhaustion, storms, rough waters, food shortages and waking up to slip into wet socks some mornings, Jesuit paddlers said an 850-km canoe pilgrimage fulfilled all their expectations and more.

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Aid to the Church in Need set new fundraising records in Canada and internationally in 2016.

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They call it the Summer of Sorrow.

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MONTREAL – It is war as seen through the eyes of Syria’s children, drawings that depict harrowing scenes of conflict and hopeful yearnings for peace.

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MONTREAL – Canadian religious leaders were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries at a commemorative high Mass at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal May 17 to mark the founding of Montreal 375 years ago as a Roman Catholic religious colony.

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MONTREAL – The Grand Séminaire de Montréal’s storied past is helping to preserve its future.

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MONTREAL – Few churches are as theatrical or as resplendent in their décor as Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica, which makes it an ideal setting for an ambitious multi-million dollar multimedia show opening on March 20.

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Montreal was not quite 250 years old when Mark Twain, scanning a skyline of church steeples, called it the city of a hundred bell towers.

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MONTREAL – Responding to a public outcry the City of Montreal has reversed a controversial decision to rename a park that memorializes a famous artist known as “Canada’s Michelangelo.”

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MONTREAL – Université de Montréal – Canada's second-largest university – announced it will close its faculty of theology and transform it into an institute of religious studies embedded in the faculty of arts and sciences.

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MONTREAL – Montreal’s community of English-speaking practising Catholics has shrunk to the point that 14 of the archdiocese’s 34 parishes could face eventual closure barring an unexpected turnaround in fortunes.

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MONTREAL – There was a universally catholic intensity to Leonard Cohen’s work. It was found in his “Song of Bernadette,” which Jennifer Warnes recorded, in his song “Suzanne” when he referenced Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (“the sun shines down like honey on our Lady of the Harbour”), in his novel Beautiful Losers about St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and in his astonishing spiritual, Book of Mercy.

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MONTREAL – After being run exclusively by men for 360 years, Montreal’s oldest and most historic Catholic parish has become possibly the first in Quebec (and perhaps anywhere in Canada) to name a woman to manage its day-to-day operations.

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With a potentially expensive court decision looming, Montreal's historic Catholic mother church is selling its valuable green space and adjacent parking lot in the city's downtown core.

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MONTREAL – A controversial artwork that a former Montreal mayor ordered destroyed on the eve of the 1976 Olympics because it was disrespectful to the Church has been recast and installed near a historic religious institution in spite of objections from the convent’s superior general.

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