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Four Canadian religious leaders, including the head of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, are urging the federal government to develop a “well-funded, national initiative to improve palliative care access and quality.”

New Evangelization Summit sets an inspiring tone

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OTTAWA – “Inspiration” is an word often heard around the New Evangelization Summit and it has plenty to draw on for this year’s edition May 12-13 in Ottawa.

Poor still face obstacles in medical arena, say experts

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TORONTO – Helping poor people is a lousy business model.

Immigration minister vows faster processing times for refugees

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The problem of long processing times for refugees to Canada will be fixed by 2019, promises Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.

Home care agencies forced into becoming euthanasia facilitators

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OTTAWA – A government-funded home-care agency serving the Ottawa area is facilitating end-of-life services for people seeking to be euthanized in their home.

Abortion drugs should be publicly funded, report recommends

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OTTAWA – A public agency has recommended that Canada’s taxpayers foot the bill for the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol.

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.

Opinion

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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom is built on Catholic tradition

Fr. de Souza writes about the Catholic college as it graduates the first class of its bachelor’s degree program.

Faith

Pope's homily

Christians are called to be witnesses of obedience

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

Catholic Education Week