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Regardless of where you stand on the nasty public spat involving the president of the University of St. Michael’s College and some school faculty, it seems fundamentally obvious that a Catholic institution of higher education should promote a visible and distinctly Catholic identity.

Editorial: Our leaders failed to defend human dignity, rights in Khadr’s case

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The $10.5-million takeaway from the sordid affair of Omar Khadr is that all of society loses when its leaders fail to stand in vigorous defence of God-given human dignity and fundamental human rights.

Editorial: Don’t forget faith as Canada celebrates 150th birthday

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When Canada became a nation 150 years ago there was little debate about the prominent place of faith in society. Canada was to be built on Christian values. The founders rejected names such as Kingdom of Canada and Republic of Canada in favour of Dominion of Canada, a tribute to Psalm 72:8: “He shall have dominion from sea to sea.”

Editorial: Pope Francis' search for cardinals reaches far

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It’s common for popes to search far and wide for their cardinals, but none has searched farther and wider than Pope Francis.

Editorial: Canada's sad euthanasia anniversary

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One year, perhaps 2,000 deaths and several unresolved issues.

Editorial: Bishop Michael Power is a model of hope

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The Church, like the world, needs heroes. We call them saints, people of heroic virtue who walk humbly and faithfully in the footsteps of Jesus.

Editorial: Plenty to discuss when Trudeau visits Pope

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Pope Francis welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a papal audience in coming days.

Editorial: A salute to the March for Life flag

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The flag was unremarkable. It had red-and-white lettering on a grey background and read simply: National March for Life Ottawa.

Editorial: Trudeau government needs to end bias in summer jobs funding

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Canada Summer Jobs is a worthy federal program that subsidizes employment for thousands of high school and university students. Ottawa trumpets that “all small business, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers are encouraged to apply for funding” and hire summer students.