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.”

Archbishop Romero murder still dangerous to discuss 37 years later: author

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The author of a new book about the men who killed Archbishop Oscar Romero while celebrating Mass 37 years ago says the subject is still dangerous to talk about.

Italian bishop who served in Toronto granted early retirement for missionary work

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent "to the farthest, most disadvantaged" diocese.

Courage ministry finds common ground in pastoral care for LGBTQ youth

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Who we are as Christians is not defined by our sexual orientation, said Deacon Hilmar Pabel. Who we are, fundamentally, are God’s children.

Vancouver shelter tackles drug crisis with training for nursing students

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VANCOUVER – Nursing students are learning how to respond to B.C.’s drug overdose crisis thanks to Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel.

Religion is still a strong force in Canada, according to Angus Reid survey

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Canadians are mostly faithful believers in God who value family life, honesty and concern for others, according to an Angus Reid Institute survey.

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian, leaves inspiring message

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OTTAWA – Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was given the gift of honorary Canadian citizenship during Holy Week, and left behind some inspiring and challenging words for a couple of young Catholic women who work on Parliament Hill.

Help is on the way for Ontario's classrooms

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Ontario’s special needs students have received a helping hand from the Ministry of Education to the delight of the Catholic teachers’ union.

Good Shepherd tackles gambling addiction among homeless

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The Good Shepherd Ministries is finding yet one more way it can help the homeless and vulnerable.