Armed with letters of support from religious community leaders, plus the official positions of the Ontario, Canadian and American Medical Associations, health care professionals descended on Queen’s Park May 18 in support of a Progressive Conservative private members’ bill that would shield doctors from punishment by the College of Physicians and Surgeons and other regulatory bodies if they refuse to refer for medically assisted suicide

Trudeau joins religious leaders at Mass celebrating Montreal's 375th birthday

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MONTREAL – Canadian religious leaders were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries at a commemorative high Mass at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal May 17 to mark the founding of Montreal 375 years ago as a Roman Catholic religious colony.

Fr. Irénée Beaubien remembered as a pioneer for ecumenism

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MONTREAL – Fr. Irénée Beaubien, the Jesuit who founded what is believed to be the world’s first centre for ecumenism, is being remembered as a progressive theologian and a pioneer.

Toronto students ready for encore soccer camp in Attawapiskat

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Anthony Macedo is used to playing soccer with intensity, but nothing prepared the 18-year-old goalkeeper for the emotions that spilled out when his school’s club travelled to Attawapiskat last year.

Speakers at New Evangelization Summit strike note of urgency

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OTTAWA – The message is clear: There is a spiritual crisis and an urgent need to share the Gospel.

Millennial Catholics need to be argued back into the Church: Bishop Barron

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OTTAWA – The New Atheists have argued Millennial Catholics out of the Church and they need to be argued back in, says Bishop Robert Barron.

Sisters of St. Ann donates record $4 million to D&P

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The Sisters of St. Ann have donated $4 million to support the development arm of the Canadian Catholic Church.

‘Tragic’ euthanasia law must be fought, Cardinal Müller tells Canadian audience

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled, Parliament has legislated and provinces have set up new systems. For most Canadians the assisted suicide debate is last year’s news story. But Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Catholic Church’s theological watchdog-agency, begs to differ.

One journey ended, another begun for Toronto's new priests

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Fr. Matthew McCarthy couldn’t help but choke back tears as he stood at the altar of St. Michael’s Cathedral in the moments before entering the priesthood.

Fatima saints' relics installed in Portuguese church in Victoria

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VICTORIA, British Columbia – When Father Marinaldo Batista asked for relics of Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the three children to whom Mary appeared in Fatima in 1917, he had no idea they would be canonized in 2017. He simply thought it would be a fitting way for the parish he pastors, Our Lady of Fatima in Victoria, to commemorate the centennial of the Marian apparitions.

Quebec Trappists renew spiritual life in their eco-friendly abbey

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SAINT-JEAN-DE-MATHA, Quebec – When the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance left Oka, Quebec, to escape suburban sprawl, they left behind an oversized, aging building.