OTTAWA – Liberal MP Scott Simms defied his party and voted against the government as a Conservative motion to drop the Canada Summer Jobs attestation requirement was defeated March 19 in a packed House of Commons.

Controversial bubble zone protester dies after heart surgery


Ottawa – The man whose street protests prompted Ontario’s abortion bubble zone legislation has died while awaiting trial after becoming the first person charged for violating the new law.

ShareLife supports walk-in clinics vital for people in crisis


Everyone goes through times of crisis, but not everyone has a place to turn to for mental health support. 

Mallett creates music for a higher purpose


Mark Mallett was close to losing his religion when he rediscovered his Catholic faith through music. 

Daily TV Mass has come a long way since its launch 20 years ago

A merge between ministry and technology has been bringing Mass into people’s homes for 20 years, and more recently, onto their smartphone screens.

Leap of faith: Young dancer lands a coveted spot in National Ballet summer program

When Christine Mrakuzic enrolled her three-year-old daughter Mia in dance, the idea was to help her overcome anxiety.

March for Life navigating around bubble zone street issues


OTTAWA – After a year of battles over Charter freedoms, euthanasia, conscience rights and bubble zone legislation, March for Life organizers expect a large turnout for their May 10 trek to Parliament Hill.

'Easter bunny' ruling is fuel for religious freedom fight

OTTAWA – A court ruling that has upheld the rights of religious freedom and expression in the so-called Easter Bunny case seems to support those who will to take the federal government to court over the controversial Canada Summer Jobs application, said lawyer John Carpay.

Cardinal Sarah delivers a quiet message at St. Michael's Cathedral

One of the Church’s most outspoken leaders urged a rapt audience in St. Michael’s Cathedral to embrace silence and be alert to the danger of filling their days with constant news and distraction.

Faith groups rally support to remove attestation for summer jobs program

OTTAWA – Faith groups have stepped up their efforts to rally their members and urge MPs to support a Conservative motion that calls for removal of the attestation requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.

Oratorio combines music and theology

Singing along with Christmas is easy. Easter oratorios are always a big draw. But Lent is often left off our musical diet.



Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Healthy eating is a taste of the good life 

Healthy foods provide us with the gift of well-being over the long-term — including increased energy and mood, which no doubt can affect the spiritual life.


Pope's homily

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Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.