Canadian Catholics and Christians generally are not paranoid if they harbour suspicions that their governmental overlords are unsubtly trying to control their rights of free speech, religion and assembly. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus has some advice about social justice

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Words are seldom minced from the pulpit of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. A couple Sundays past was no different as pastor Rhonda Britton and the congregation tackled the recurring issue of racial discrimination. 

Med student 'distressed' by assisted suicide decisions

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I am a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Next year, my peers and I will embark on a series of rigorous and demanding clinical rotations, shortly after which we will decide which area of medicine we will pursue in our professional lives. Conversations about the future abound. 

Fr. Thomas Reese: Msgr. Vigano had to go

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VATICAN – The ability of Church officials to be their own worst enemies has been on display the past two weeks as the Vatican has been rocked by the scandalous handling of a letter from Pope Benedict about a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis.

Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

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WASHINGTON – What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate.

Luke Stocking: The 0.7 per cent aid solution requires massive push

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The question in Section 5 of the form stares at me from my computer: “Estimated Attendance?” I am filling out the Nathan Phillips Square Special Event Application form provided by the City of Toronto. On April 25, we plan to gather as young Catholics to raise our voices for a more generous Canada.

Mickey Conlon: Tragedy should not derail reconciliation

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REGINA – The trial of a Saskatchewan farmer charged in the death of a 22-year-old Indigenous man has ended with an acquittal. But other than that, what have we learned from this?

Justice after 11-year battle to protect human rights in mining industry

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“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1). So begins the parable of the widow and the unjust judge. 

Francis Campbell: Making the most from our mulligans

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I only wish I had a chance to do that all over again.

Fr. Tom Rosica: Pro-life position extends well beyond abortion

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The last presidential election campaign in the United States was a bitter, toxic, embarrassing and polarizing experience for many Americans and for people around the world, leaving many repulsed and despairing rather than excited and hopeful. Voters were disgusted by the state of American politics, and many harboured doubts that either major party nominee could unite the country after this divisive campaign.