Four Canadian religious leaders, including the head of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, are urging the federal government to develop a “well-funded, national initiative to improve palliative care access and quality.”

New Evangelization Summit sets an inspiring tone

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OTTAWA – “Inspiration” is an word often heard around the New Evangelization Summit and it has plenty to draw on for this year’s edition May 12-13 in Ottawa.

Poor still face obstacles in medical arena, say experts

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TORONTO – Helping poor people is a lousy business model.

Kyle and Ayahna Lowry honoured by Toronto Catholic school board

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Kyle Lowry, the Toronto Raptors’ all-star point guard, has his hands full with the NBA playoffs these days, but he took time out recently to accept an award from the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Immigration minister vows faster processing times for refugees

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The problem of long processing times for refugees to Canada will be fixed by 2019, promises Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.

Toronto to host Parliament of World Religions in 2018

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More than 10,000 delegates from 80 countries representing some 200 religious, spiritual and indigenous traditions are expected in Toronto for the seventh Parliament of World Religions Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2018.

Home care agencies forced into becoming euthanasia facilitators

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OTTAWA – A government-funded home-care agency serving the Ottawa area is facilitating end-of-life services for people seeking to be euthanized in their home.

Abortion drugs should be publicly funded, report recommends

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OTTAWA – A public agency has recommended that Canada’s taxpayers foot the bill for the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol.

Toronto's Out of the Cold system faces ‘breaking point’: report

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A nine per cent jump in overnight guests has pushed Toronto’s Out of the Cold system dangerously close to turning people away, according to a new report from Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services.

Ontario bishops share concerns with Pope, especially on euthanasia

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has offered encouragement to Ontario’s bishops in their fight for conscience rights for health care workers.

Funding of non-Catholics in Catholic schools violates Charter, Saskatchewan judge rules

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REGINA – A judgment in a 12-year-old court case has sent shock waves through Saskatchewan’s Catholic education community and left Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen “disheartened.”