VANCOUVER – More people need to take some cues from Metallica lead singer James Hetfield, according to Theology of the Body expert Sr. Helena Burns, FSP.

2,700-km pilgrimage follows ancient footsteps, feeds the hungry

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The way Chris Harshman figured it, if he was going to walk 2,700 kilometres anyway, he might as well help some people along the way.

Child of the Holocaust found safety in nun’s arms

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MONTREAL – Eva Kuper believes in the power of love. It’s the reason the 77-year-old Holocaust survivor attended a Eucharistic celebration to mark the annual Christian Commemoration of the Shaoh.

Focus on life, not suicide, Christian Medical and Dental Society warns

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Ontario will have a one-stop-shop service for people weighing their end-of-life options — palliative care, hospice care, home care or assisted suicide — up and running by June 1, a government spokesperson has told The Catholic Register.

20th edition March for Life ready to send powerful message

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OTTAWA – The crowd for the National March for Life has grown from the hundreds to the tens of thousands since its inception in 1997, but that doesn’t mean the 20th edition of the event in Ottawa on May 11 is a cause of celebration.

Conservative MPP Yurek keeps up fight for conscience rights with bill

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The Ontario Liberals’ rejection of amendments to its assisted suicide legislation leaves MPP Jeff Yurek “very disappointed” but not defeated as the Conservative prepares to introduce a private member’s bill to protect conscience rights for doctors and health care workers.

Refugee sponsors put on hold by quota

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The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto has been forced to suspend all new applications to sponsor refugees for the rest of this year due to persistent backlogs in government processing.

ShareLife funds help support outreach to elderly

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For many seniors, day-to-day living is a lonely and often isolating experience.

Catholic bishops to re-consecrate Canada to Mary on July 1

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OTTAWA – Catholic bishops will be re-consecrating Canada to Mary on July 1 to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Ontario budget offers encouraging signs for faith groups

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A balanced budget with investments sprinkled across education, health care and welfare — including the surprise pharmacare program for anyone 24 and younger — has given faith communities in Ontario plenty to chew on.

Canadian Christian leaders make urgent appeal to help South Sudan

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OTTAWA – Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined other Christian leaders in making an urgent appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help South Sudan.