No matter how many times we hear that we live in a secular society, faith keeps popping up. An Angus Reid Institute Poll has found that a majority of Canadians don’t just have a faith, they use it.

Creating babies from skin cells turns procreation into transaction: scientist

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WASHINGTON – Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby.

Retreat explores Mary’s North American roots

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Dig into the deep historic roots of Canada and you will find the Blessed Virgin Mary, both in name and spirit.

Pope Francis: Fatima reminds us to care for the faith of children

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VATICAN CITY – On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the May 13 canonization of the child visionaries St. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saying that their faithfulness, despite their young age, reminds us to pay special attention to children in the ministry of the Church.

Irish archbishop talks about how to engage secular culture

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NORWICH, England – Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.

Benedict XVI: The Green Pope

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VATICAN CITY – There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.”

Pope prays for reconciliation, justice and peace in Africa in monthly video

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VATICAN CITY – In the prayer video for May, Pope Francis challenged the Catholic community to pray that the continent's Christians will witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

Our Lady of Fatima to visit United Nations

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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – One day before the May 13 celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, a statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting the United Nations.

Church needs missionaries, not 'clericalized' laity, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church needs laypeople with a missionary spirit, which means Catholics do not have to try to force members into a vocation that is the Holy Spirit's to give, Pope Francis said.

In unexpected TED Talk, Pope urges people to make real connections

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VATICAN CITY – While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.

Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God's love

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ROME – The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God's love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said.