OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups have expressed dismay at a political push in Quebec for advanced directives for dementia patients, following the murder of a woman by her caregiver husband last month.

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QUEBEC CITY – A $367,000 (US$274,000) lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court charged the Pius X Secular Institute and its officials of ignoring abuse that occurred on the institute grounds in Quebec City in the 1970s and 1980s.

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VALLEYFIELD, Quebec – Even though medical assistance in dying has been legal in Quebec for almost a year and in Canada for a few months, Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield has not yet come to terms with this new reality. To him, medically assisted death is just plain euthanasia.

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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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OTTAWA – With euthanasia occurring in Quebec at triple government predictions, obtaining accurate statistics on medically assisted deaths across Canada is almost impossible and could lead to abuse, according to anti-euthanasia advocates.

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QUEBEC CITY – Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he has no intention to follow in the steps of his fellow Canadian bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in refusing funerals for those who asked to be euthanized.

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QUEBEC CITY – For Father Gaston Ndaleghana Mumbere, the feast of the Assumption represents his hope for better tomorrows for Congo.

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QUEBEC CITY – Canada owes him the return of the Franciscans, the founding of the country's largest Marian sanctuary, and the development of strong and lasting ties between the French Canadians and the Holy Land. Yet, 100 years after his death and though he might become Canada's next saint, Blessed Frederic Janssoone still remains largely unknown to many people in Quebec.

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OTTAWA – Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Gaspé Bishop Jean Gagnon July 4 and named Quebec auxiliary Bishop Gaétan Proulx, OSM, as his replacement.

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QUEBEC CITY – Faith and tradition were the highlights of this year's First Nations Sunday at the Basilica of Sainte Anne-de-Beaupre.

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St. John the Baptist, the Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan, is celebrated annually in Quebec on his feast day, June 24. It’s a national holiday often accompanied by different Quebecois traditions. 

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MONTREAL - About 150 former pupils and boarders of the former Montreal Institute for the Deaf who were sexually abused between 1940 and 1982 will share $30 million after their class action was settled.

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MONTREAL - Dr. Victor Goldbloom, the first Jewish minister in a Quebec government and pioneer of Jewish-Christian dialogue in Canada, died Feb. 14 after a heart attack. He was 92.

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MONTREAL - A century ago, more than a thousand innocent men and boys were arrested during the First World War and shipped to an internment camp at Spirit Lake in the Abitibi region of Quebec, 600 km northwest of Montreal.

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MONTREAL - Quebec is mourning six humanitarian aid workers from the Quebec City region who were among 29 people slain by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso Jan. 16.

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