The Catholic bishops of British Columbia and the Yukon have issued a pastoral statement on legalized marijuana that endorses medical cannabis but stresses that recreational use is contrary to Catholic moral teaching.

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There is a misconception that teenagers will always jump at an opportunity to do wrong. This is based on the stereotype that teens are up to no good. 

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OTTAWA – Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began across the country.
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OTTAWA – Marijuana use across Canada may soon be legal in the eyes of the law, but it will remain a sin in the eyes of the Church, warn Canada’s bishops.

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INDIANAPOLIS - The First Church of Cannabis filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis, challenging state laws on possession and use of marijuana as infringing upon religious beliefs.
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Peter Stockland: Irish should learn lesson from Canada 

It’s the ugly reality that an 83-year-old priest could be taken into custody for democratically and peacefully expressing his right to speak out against abortion, Stockland writes.

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Faith is a gift passed on at home, Pope tells parents at baptism

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

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Jean in Panama: WYD is a vision of heaven 

Beyond the celebrity effect of Pope Francis or the allure of travelling to a different country, this is the heart of what this gathering has always been about, Jean Ko Din writes.