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An atheist naturopath stole the show as hearings began into Ontario’s enabling legislation for doctor assisted suicide at Queen’s Park on March 23.

Ontario doctors urged to fight harder to preserve conscience rights

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OTTAWA – Ontario doctors should fight harder to preserve conscience rights in the face of a policy that is “outrageous,” said American physician and theologian Dr. Farr Curlin.

U.S. asylum system heading down a ‘troubling’ direction

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While some church and other groups continue to call for suspension of the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States, the Catholic-sponsored Center for Migration Studies in New York says the Trump administration is supporting the status quo because it has not yet made any substantial change to the U.S. asylum system.

Charter of Rights and Freedom guarantees doctors’ rights, lawyer argues

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OTTAWA – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees conscience protection for physicians and overrides policies of medical bodies that want to compel health care professionals to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide, argued a constitutional lawyer.

Canada renews commitment to global refugee agency with additional $1.6 million

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The Canadian government is giving an international Catholic refugee agency another $1.6 million to help put people on the road to a better life.

Atlantic bishops experience pastoral Pope on 'ad limina' pilgrimage

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VATICAN CITY – Sitting in a circle with nine other bishops, discussing with Pope Francis the joys and challenges of ministry, Bishop Claude Champagne of Edmundston, New Brunswick, said, "I recognized the one who wrote 'The Joy of the Gospel.' It was the same guy."

National survey on vocations is the first of its kind

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The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is launching a national survey that has never been done before in Canada.

New studio at St. Michael's College is conserving pages of history

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They are masterpieces of literature that are rare and in disrepair: an illustrated copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the 1500s and St. Augustine’s On the City of God from 1475.

Canadian religious travel to meet members of First Nations

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WENDAKE, Quebec – Inside the traditional Huron longhouse, faint glimmerings cast light on the attendees' faces. Standing on a stool, Simon Perusse, dressed in his traditional costume, told of the lifestyle and values of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

The $650 million for overseas abortion can be better spent: critics

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OTTAWA – A government decision to spend $650 million on abortion and related services in the developing world has been met with outrage and laments on how the vast sum of money could be better spent.

Bishop Miehm eager to bring pastoral approach to Peterborough

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OTTAWA – Bishop Daniel J. Miehm, who will be installed as the new Bishop of Peterborough on April 19, may be a canon lawyer by training, but his first love is pastoral service.

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Archbishop Chaput has sound advice in troubled times

Charles Lewis looks at Chaput's book on how to be Catholic in an increasingly anti-religious world.

Faith

Pope's homily

We are 'Catholic atheists' if we have hardened hearts

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

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