The Canadian archbishop who three decades ago stood at ground zero of the global child sexual abuse scandals has died. Archbishop Alphonsus L. Penney was 93.

Sisters of St. Joseph join global push to create Blue planet

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Blue is the new green. At least that is the case for the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada.

National palliative care strategy given green light

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OTTAWA – The creation of a national palliative care strategy for Canada took a significant step forward on Dec. 12 when a private member’s bill became law.

Tales of joy rise from girl’s tragic death in Quebec

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QUEBEC CITY – When Deacon Simon Nadeau baptized six-year-old Michelle Solaye Mane Tchoutouo two years ago, he never thought he would have to help her family and the city’s Cameroonian community grieve her death.

Young Canadians are in a giving mood, but wallets are weak

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Young Canadians are in a giving mood, but not in a position to give much, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute on behalf of the CHIMP Charitable Impact Foundation.

Catholic hospital returns $25,000 donation from racy "Boys Lunch Out" fundraiser

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Charities are always in need of fundraising, so to refuse a donation is never an easy decision.

Niagara teen on a fast track to success

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Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its wineries, charming old main street and a possible future prime minister — 14-year-old Bethany Poltl.

Canada’s hate crimes a growing concern

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The latest number of police-reported hate crimes in this country is small, but that shouldn’t be comforting news to Canadians.

Family Services seeks long-term housing solutions

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The money helps, but Ontario’s new initiatives to help victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking still face some hurdles, warns Catholic Family Services of Toronto.

Sisters find joy in mom’s final journey

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EDMONTON – Margie Harper entered the hospital last year on the first day of Lent, her forehead still bearing a dark smudge from the Ash Wednesday Mass.

Indigenous people ‘anxious’ for papal apology

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EDMONTON – Reconciliation with Church a struggle, says former AFN chief Fontaine.

After decades of turbulent history with the Catholic Church, Indigenous peoples are now committed to healing the fractured relationship, says the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.