Rather than fighting to change the system which imposes euthanasia, health care professional bioethicist Bob Parke wants to create a private hospice that bans assisted killing and where dying will only come the natural way.

Atheist naturopath doctor argues for conscience rights protection

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An atheist naturopath stole the show as hearings began into Ontario’s enabling legislation for doctor assisted suicide at Queen’s Park on March 23.

Pope honours seven Toronto-area priests

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Pope Francis has granted the title of “Chaplain of His Holiness” to seven priests from Archdiocese of Toronto.

Ontario doctors urged to fight harder to preserve conscience rights

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OTTAWA – Ontario doctors should fight harder to preserve conscience rights in the face of a policy that is “outrageous,” said American physician and theologian Dr. Farr Curlin.

Archbishop Collins testifying at conscience rights hearing

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Conscience rights for Ontario doctors will get the full attention of Queen’s Park on Thursday, March 23, in committee hearings on Bill 84.

U.S. asylum system heading down a ‘troubling’ direction

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While some church and other groups continue to call for suspension of the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States, the Catholic-sponsored Center for Migration Studies in New York says the Trump administration is supporting the status quo because it has not yet made any substantial change to the U.S. asylum system.

Charter of Rights and Freedom guarantees doctors’ rights, lawyer argues

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OTTAWA – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees conscience protection for physicians and overrides policies of medical bodies that want to compel health care professionals to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide, argued a constitutional lawyer.

Canada renews commitment to global refugee agency with additional $1.6 million

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The Canadian government is giving an international Catholic refugee agency another $1.6 million to help put people on the road to a better life.

Atlantic bishops experience pastoral Pope on 'ad limina' pilgrimage

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VATICAN CITY – Sitting in a circle with nine other bishops, discussing with Pope Francis the joys and challenges of ministry, Bishop Claude Champagne of Edmundston, New Brunswick, said, "I recognized the one who wrote 'The Joy of the Gospel.' It was the same guy."

National survey on vocations is the first of its kind

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The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is launching a national survey that has never been done before in Canada.

New studio at St. Michael's College is conserving pages of history

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They are masterpieces of literature that are rare and in disrepair: an illustrated copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the 1500s and St. Augustine’s On the City of God from 1475.