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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OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has joined Parliament in overwhelmingly passing a motion in Parliament in support of holding free votes on conscience matters.

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OTTAWA - About a half dozen half naked women tried to disrupt the National March for Life here May 14, disrobing and screaming while pro-life politicians addressed thousands on Parliament Hill.

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OTTAWA - As the federal government prepares to begin consultations in order to draft euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation, the archbishop of Ottawa issued a pastoral letter that called on people to support a culture of life.

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In professional hockey, fans call for the coach’s head during a losing streak. When Ottawa Senators head coach Dave Cameron faced this dilemma in February, he received winning advice from his parish priest.

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April 9, 2015

Think long term

By extending and expanding its military mission in Iraq, Ottawa has recommitted to being an active player in helping to stop the Islamic State. The cause to defend innocent victims is just, and Canada should be involved. But that involvement must go beyond a military contribution.

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OTTAWA - Campaign Life Coalition has announced “Let Life Win” as the theme of the 2015 National March for Life to be held May 14 in Ottawa.

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TORONTO - There are plenty of things that Jonathan Pitre may not be able to do because of Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), among them shower without the risk of his skin literally peeling off. But that hasn’t stopped the 14-year-old Catholic school student from Ottawa from raising $117,000 for DEBRA Canada.

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November 6, 2014

We are all His own

Two days before its crews tidied up the National War Memorial in Ottawa on All Souls Day, Public Works Canada issued an advisory that flowers and other mementos would be removed. 

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TORONTO - A Toronto organization is petitioning Ottawa to establish a federal caregiver program that includes instant permanent residency for foreign caregivers. 

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October 30, 2014

Tread carefully

After the attack on Parliament by a lone gunman the instinctive temptation is to respond aggressively. First, to respond politically by supporting new laws that empower police and security officers at the expense of some civil liberties. Second, to respond socially by waffling on Canadian principles that uphold tolerance and respect for all citizens of all backgrounds. 

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OTTAWA - Amid a rising fear of lone-wolf terrorist attacks, Catholic leaders are urging a Christian response to terrorism that ensures Canada remains a compassionate and open society.

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People need to be vigilant as they continue their daily routine, said Ottawa archbishop Terrence Prendergast in the wake of the attack on Parliament Hill that left a soldier and the shooter dead.

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OTTAWA - Several hundred marchers participated in Ottawa’s first fundraising Freedom Walk Sept. 27 to raise awareness of the fight against human trafficking.

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OTTAWA - Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast was sent by the Vatican to investigate the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, according to published reports. 

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Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Sex abuse summit is catch-up time for much of the world 

It is déjà vu all over again for Canadian bishops who travelled to Rome for the Vatican’s meeting on the protection of minors in the Church, Fr. Raymond 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.