As Mexican priests watch the death toll among clergy rise in their country, their first concern remains the ordinary people who suffer through the murderous reign of drug gangs, according to a Canadian priest who has seen the effect of the killings first-hand.

A study claiming euthanasia could save millions in healthcare alarms opponents

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OTTAWA – A study that claims euthanasia and assisted suicide could save the health-care system more than $100 million annually is ringing alarm bells among assisted-killing opponents.

School boards measure up to minister's bid to end offensive team nicknames

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When it comes to ridding sports teams of offensive nicknames, it appears that most school boards in the Toronto area are ahead of the game.

COLF's new executive director ramps up digital plans to spread its message

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OTTAWA – Michel MacDonald already feels he has the right messages. The task now is making the most of the mediums that can deliver the messages.

Montreal priest turns homeless past into ministry of the street

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MONTREAL – Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.

Small acts can kindness work wonders in euthanasia battle, clergy told

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OTTAWA – Helping someone contemplating death through euthanasia can be a simple as saying "hello."

Tragedy sparks mom to help postpartum depression victims

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VANCOUVER – Rachel Lalonde understands the pain experienced by Florence Leung, a new mom who went missing and died last fall.

Former Anglicans reminded to now follow Catholic rules

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OTTAWA – Former Anglicans who have been received into the Catholic Church are being reminded that they must adhere to Church teaching on divorce, remarriage and the sacraments.

At 94, B.C. great-grandmother 'Granny Bea' keeps on giving

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Coquitlam,  B.C. – While her neighbours get about in walkers or doze in oversized chairs, great-grandmother Beatrice Janyk is still finding ways to make a difference in the world.

Church reconciliation is a never-ending project

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The fact that the Eucharist cannot yet be shared between faiths has left everyone “starving,” says the director of ecumenical and interfaith affairs for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Canada's new immigration minister is a former Somali refugee

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OTTAWA – The promotion of former Somali refugee Ahmed Hussen to immigration minister sends a positive signal to immigrants and refugees, said Canada’s former ambassador to the Holy See.