OTTAWA – Legalizing marijuana shows a “disregard” for public health and safety, Canada’s Catholic bishops charge.

Countdown has begun on youth synod preparations

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The Vatican’s launch date for a website on the 2018 Synod of Bishops has come and gone, but the web site remains offline.

Saskatoon couple works to improve marriages, which need 'regular tuneups'

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Phil and Mary Wrubleski are eager to bring practical marriage enrichment opportunities to couples in the Diocese of Saskatoon.

Windsor's Our Lady of Assumption parish celebrating 250 years of service

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WINDSOR, Ont. – The struggles of old age have taken a toll on Our Lady of Assumption parish, but that isn’t going to stop the celebration of its 250th birthday this year.

Montreal seminary given official heritage status

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MONTREAL – The Grand Séminaire de Montréal’s storied past is helping to preserve its future.

Canada’s religious tolerance is on the rise, according to Angus Reid survey

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Canadians are still leery of Islam and mostly weirded out by the veils and headscarves worn by a minority of Muslim women, but our general tolerance for religious diversity is actually on the rise, according to a survey released April 4 by the Angus Reid Institute.

Canada needs ‘backbone’ in nuclear disarmament, says former ambassador

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As tensions rise between world powers over events in Syria and Korea, Canada needs to show some “backbone” when it comes to nuclear weapons disarmament, says former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament Doug Roche.

Conscience rights protection amendments voted down

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The majority Liberal government at Queen’s Park has crushed an opposition attempt to incorporate conscience protections for doctors in its legislation on assisted suicide.

St. Josaphat’s quest for unity between Catholic, Orthodox Churches continues

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VANCOUVER – Four hundred years after he was killed with an axe while trying to unify the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, St. Josaphat’s goal of church unity remains as important as ever, say priests of the religious order that resulted from his reforms.

Man of the Shroud exhibit in Ottawa inspires thousands

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OTTAWA – The power of the Shroud of Turin could be found among the thousands of people who visited Ottawa’s St. Isidore’s Parish between April 4-11.

Trudeau’s overseas abortion funding is misguided, says report

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By exporting abortion to the developing world the Canadian government is jeopardizing the morality of the nation and the mortality of those it should be helping, says a bioethics and social research report.