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Pope Francis may not qualify as a dietary expert but he can probably take a little credit for some healthy trends likely to spark New Year’s resolutions.

Merger creates largest Catholic healthcare network

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Toronto’s new, giant, still-unnamed Catholic health care network has its first boss lined up and with him a commitment to help engineer a better health system in Canada from the bottom up.

RCMP adopt new tool for reconciliation

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REGINA, Sask. – Canada’s national police force has begun using Kairos’ Blanket Exercise in an effort to help its officers improve relations with Indigenous peoples.

Pro-life advocates prepare for implementation of abortion bubble zone on Feb. 1

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OTTAWA – Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create “bubble zones” around abortion facilities and likely force the National March for Life in Ottawa to find a new route.

Fears for life of Jesuit priest rise after Honduran vote

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Canada’s Jesuits have written their second letter in five months to Canadian government officials asking Ottawa to speak out in defence of a Honduran Jesuit priest whose life is in danger.

New Canada Summer Jobs policy infringes on religious freedom, say Canada’s Catholic bishops

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Canada’s Catholic bishops say the government’s new Canada Summer Jobs policy infringes on freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.

Pro-lifers go to court over federal summer jobs policy

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OTTAWA – Faith-based groups and pro-life organizations are mobilizing to fight a new federal government policy to only give summer job grants to employers who endorse abortion.

Opioids in high schools on the rise

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Ontario teens are drinking and smoking less than previous generations, but a survey shows another dangerous substance is quickly raising alarm bells: fentanyl.

Doctors set to fight global abortion policy

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An ethics policy that demands doctors refer for abortion, even against their conscience, could become a global policy at the next general assembly of the World Medical Association in October.

Faith in the City adopts "Hunger Games" look to help the poor

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Toronto’s diverse faith community will do what ever it takes to catch Mayor John Tory’s attention and address poverty in the city — even dressing up like characters from The Hunger Games.

St. Francis Xavier's Canadian tour inspires crowds

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HALIFAX – More than 465 years after his death, St. Francis Xavier’s missionary work has brought him to Canada.

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