OTTAWA – The Companions of the Cross elected Fr. Allan MacDonald, their former vocations director, as the Ottawa-based order’s new general superior Sept. 2

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OTTAWA – Jason Kenney’s decision to exit federal politics leaves a gaping hole in the Conservative leadership race for socially conservative Tories hoping for a strong standard bearer.

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OTTAWA – In response to news stories that chronicled several past cases of sexual abuse in the Ottawa archdiocese, archbishop Terrence Prendergast has acknowledged “the enormity of the evil” and pledged greater vigilance in the future.

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OTTAWA – The federal government is set to begin funding abortion in the developing world, reversing the policy of the Harper government to not provide funding for such procedures overseas.

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OTTAWA – Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders have joined together to appeal for the protection of conscience rights for health professionals and institutions in Canada’s new assisted-death bill.

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OTTAWA - Faith communities must stay hopeful and engaged to ensure governments live up to climate change commitments, says the leader of the United Church of Canada’s delegation to COP21.

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OTTAWA - It would be inappropriate for a person intent on assisted suicide to request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, said Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast.

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OTTAWA - A decision on the future of the Alexandria-Cornwall diocese and whether it will remain a separate entity or become part of the Ottawa archdiocese is expected to be resolved by June or July 2017, says Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast.

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OTTAWA - A message was delivered loud and clear from parishes to Paris in a global wave of protests Nov. 29.

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OTTAWA - Discerning God’s will when one choice is clearly immoral is easy, but discerning among good options can be helped by advice from St. Ignatius, Fr. Timothy Gallagher told a recent retreat in Ottawa.

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OTTAWA - As Ottawa’s 40 Days for Life campaign ended Nov. 1, organizers committed to keep the campaign’s momentum going, especially since the election of a Liberal government that refused pro-life candidates.

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Last year Pope Francis told writers Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, “This economy kills.” This year Ottawa’s Saint Paul University is launching a practical program in techniques for building a different kind of economy.

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OTTAWA - Michael Hartney dreamed of being a priest as a young man, but his early sense of vocation was never fulfilled. That changed five decades later as Hartney has been ordained to the priesthood in Ottawa.

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Amateur singer, songwriter and guitarist Grace Lachance convinced those at this year's RBC Ottawa Bluesfest that she's the one worthy of becoming a professional musician.

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OTTAWA - Nine months ago Rosa Frias was blessed to meet Pope Francis and tell him about obstacles she faced in opening a children’s clinic in her home town of Limpio, Paraguay. So the Pope’s visit to Paraguay July 10-12 has special significance for Frias now that her dream has come true and her clinic has been opened.

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Comment

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Church on the Street: Driving lessons from Natalie 

It was one of those nights when I was challenged by Pope Francis’ insightful observation in The Joy of the Gospel, Robert Kinghorn writes.

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Pope's homily

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Pope: 'You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God'

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis. 

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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories 

Read Jean Ko Din's latest blog post on World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.