VATICAN – The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other's word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis' 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on "good politics."
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News that Ontario’s provincial government had disbanded its roundtable of experts on violence against women has Catholic Family Services woman abuse specialist Shereen McFarlane worried.

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My plan had been to write this week on the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s encyclical The Splendour of Truth, the sainted pope’s most controversial document. However, as often happens, events intervened and I put off writing that reflection. Maybe next time.

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For most Catholics on the greyer side of the generation divide, student politics today definitely isn’t what it used to be.

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It is said that significant numbers of Catholics have left the Church over the clergy sexual abuse crisis and the ensuing coverup. I cannot verify this since I do not know any Catholics who have made that decision. Nor have I read any news articles which quoted people who have left the Church or which provided analysis showing the emigration of disaffected Catholics.

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All things considered, when the initial haze of marijuana smoke clears on Oct. 17 things are expected to be just as they were the day before in schools around Canada. But that doesn’t mean educators will be complacent.

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The year was 1978. Jim Hughes had known his ups and downs in the business world. He’d experienced some failures but Hughes had worked through them and could finally consider himself a successful businessman. He was 35.

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It would seem the war over euthanasia is over, but the fight is not ending for Alex Schadenberg.

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How little it takes. How few people cross our borders before we allow narratives of fear to start taking hold of us. 

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NEW YORK – The daily schedule at the United Nations is jammed with substantial debates and conferences about issues of interest to the universal church.
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In Grade 6, Tomasz Glod wrote a speech in school about why he would make a great prime minister. 

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It isn’t just polls that show more than half of Ontarians wish there were no publicly funded Catholic schools. 

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When I was five and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be the first female prime minister of Canada. 

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OTTAWA – While divided on abortion, the Conservative Party has adopted policies to remove the controversial pro-abortion attestation requirement of the Canada Summer Jobs program and to end funding for overseas abortion as part of Canada’s maternal and child health program.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The church in Zimbabwe said it is prepared to mediate between government and opposition leaders after six people were killed in violence that followed a disputed presidential election.
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