By the time this scribbling reaches publication online and in print, our long summer journey will be more than half completed.

Published in Guest Columnists

The Lord God called to the man and said, “Where are you?”

Published in Register Columnists

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Canadian bishops will not publish their new policy for the protection of minors before 2018, said Bishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, chairman of the ad hoc committee tasked with drafting this resource in 2012.

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HALIFAX – The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is calling on its members to pressure politicians to guarantee freedom-of-conscience protection for healthcare institutions and medical practioners who refuse to participate directly or indirectly in providing assisted dying.

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Women who belong to Catholic organizations give witness to God by the causes they support and the influence they bring to bear on a variety of issues, said Halifax Archbishop Anthony Mancini.

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OTTAWA – Archbishop-emeritus James Hayes, one of the last remaining Canadian participants from the Second Vatican Council, died in Halifax Aug. 2. He was 92.

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Retired lawyer Bob Doherty has no illusions about becoming fluent in Arabic but he’s taking a language course at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax in order to ease the transition for the Syrian refugee family his parish will soon welcome.

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My God, my God, why have we forsaken thee. Society is hell-bent on downplaying the existence of God, ignoring Him, pushing Him to the sidelines, pretending that He just isn’t real.

The latest volley in the deity war was fired broadside by the Supreme Court of Canada. In mid-April, the country’s highest court ruled unanimously that the practice of Saguenay, Que., city councillors of crossing themselves and spending 20 full seconds in Catholic prayer before conducting official municipal business was out of bounds.

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It was a dark, overcast and drizzly morning in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Tens of thousands of runners passed by the hotel in the mis-named Vancouver Sun Run, the largest annual 10-kilometre road race in the country and the second biggest of its kind in the world. The taxi driver deftly manoeuvred through a number of side streets to avoid the countless runners in an effort to bring his fares to the busy airport in time for flights.

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Catholic Christian Outreach will open up its annual Rise Up conference to more people this year by hosting events in two locations.

Published in Youth Speak News

HALIFAX, N.S. - Catholic youth took to the streets Feb. 10 to spread a fever. A Nightfever, that is.

Held for the first time in North America, more than 135 people took part in Nightfever Halifax, with at least 70 to 80 people coming in off the streets, said Chris O’Hara, president of the Canadian Catholic Students’ Association.

Published in Youth Speak News

YARMOUTH, N.S. - The St. Ambrose Cathedral parish youth group of Yarmouth is known to travel three hours by caravan for youth events in Halifax. Each member often spends his or her own money to get there. This tight-knit group rises to the challenge of keeping the faith in a small community where young people typically flee after high school.

Published in Youth Speak News