Canadians are sitting firmly on the fence when asked whether a papal apology for the sins of the residential school era would do any good in reconciling Indigenous Canadians with the immigrant majority. But Aboriginal Catholics are certain an apology from the Pope on Canadian soil would mark a new beginning after a long, sad history of colonization, racism and neglect.

Middle East tops list for D&P aid spending

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For the first time, Development and Peace spent more than half its international budget for humanitarian aid in the Middle East, according to its annual report.

Record year for Aid to the Church in Need

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Aid to the Church in Need set new fundraising records in Canada and internationally in 2016.

Toronto church volunteer faces sexual assault charges

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Toronto Police have charged a St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church volunteer with sexual assaults on four people between the ages of 12 and 21.

Fr. Bill German, a widely-travelled teacher and pastor, dies at age 91

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Jesuits who strive to see God in all things had a secret weapon in Fr. Bill German – a priest with an uncanny ability to connect all people with their own instinct for God. His missionary career took German from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Darjeeling, India. In Canada he was treasured as a spiritual director, confessor and pastor.

Safe Third Country Agreement faces legal challenge

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Canada’s major churches, the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International Canada are taking the federal government to court, hoping to strike down a 13-year-old agreement between the United States and Canada on treatment of refugees.

Canadian bishops blast minister’s speech making abortion ‘core’ of foreign policy

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OTTAWA – Canada’s bishops conference has denounced a speech by Canada’s foreign minister as “erroneous, confusing and misguided” for suggesting that sexual reproductive rights have become a cornerstone of the nation’s foreign policy.

Bishops across country consecrate dioceses to Mary on Canada Day weekend

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OTTAWA – From coast to coast, many Canadian bishops consecrated their dioceses to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Canada Day weekend.

Faith’s place in Canada is a moving target

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A new poll suggests more Canadians than ever believe religion does more harm that good, but even the pollsters disagree on what the numbers mean for the future of faith in the country.

Mixed reviews as Liberals near halfway point of mandate

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OTTAWA – As the summer barbecue season begins, the Liberal government received mixed reviews near the midway point of its electoral mandate.