Younger, smarter, rooted in Scripture, based on tradition, more feminine, better connected with other Christians, more aware of other faiths.

Canoe pilgrimage is riding the wave of reconciliation

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The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey. Too large of a schism has developed among the two cultures over 400 years, with the newcomers overwhelming the founding nations.

Cardinal hopes church's history of survival in Iraq will help its future

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VATICAN CITY – To understand the current situation in Iraq – the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians – one has to understand its past, which is often ignored or unknown in the West, said a former papal representative to the country.

Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica's mission

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VATICAN CITY – When an influential Jesuit-run journal criticized U.S. politics in mid-July, it was not the first time it had caused controversy in the United States.

Church is learning to deal with reality of declining number of weddings

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A flowing white wedding gown is not an everyday sight along the busy streets of Rome.

Canada 150: From sea to sea, people and places of faith

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Canadians from coast to coast have reason to be proud of this country as it marks its 150th birthday, and the Catholic population — about 12.8 million — can be especially proud. Long before Canada was even a country, Catholics were putting their stamp on the history of this land.

Incarnate Canada – discover our nation of faith

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“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has looked favourably on His people and redeemed them.”

Religious brother, priest forever bonded by kidney transplant

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Father Scott Bullock and Christian Brother Stephen Markham are forever bonded by a kidney transplant a year ago that has changed both men physically and spiritually.

Under the radar: South Sudan needs media attention, immediate action

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow.

Seventy years ago, Canada was consecrated to Mary during the Marian Congress

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OTTAWA – Seventy years ago, Ottawa, a sleepy government town dominated by the logging industry, had never seen anything like the 1947 Marian Congress.

Ottawa parish sparks giant family reunion for Syrian refugees

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OTTAWA – Holy Redeemer, a parish in the Ottawa archdiocese, didn’t stop at bringing in one Syrian refugee family. They brought in three — and plan to bring in three more.