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Catholic pharmacist fights for conscience clause, right to refuse to provide abortion drugs

Oct 14, 2004

Calgary pharmacist Maria Bizecki, who had been fired for refusing to fill prescriptions for the morning-after pill, says Catholics must... Read more

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Carmelites sell oldest monastery in Canada

Oct 11, 2004

Seeking the peace and quiet needed for their monastic life, the Discalced Carmelites sold their first foundation house in Canada.... Read more

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Bishops got tough reaction from Supreme Court of Canada

Oct 11, 2004

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops were met with skepticism from Canada’s highest-ranking justices when they presented their brief against... Read more

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Same-sex marriage hearings begin in Canada

Oct 6, 2004

The Supreme Court of Canada began its three-day hearings on same-sex marriage today. The court is expected to hear 28... Read more

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Thousands gather in Canada to end capital punishment, target public opinion in the U.S.

Oct 5, 2004

Juan Melendez, a native of Puerto Rico, spent 17 years, eight months and one day on death row in Florida... Read more

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Urban monks set up first mission in North America

Oct 4, 2004

A thousand voices echoed through the large Montreal cathedral for sung vespers Sept. 25 during the welcoming ceremony for a... Read more

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Same-sex marriage legal in another Canadian province, Supreme Court holds hearings next week

Sep 30, 2004

Yet another Canadian province legalized same-sex marriage, making it the sixth jurisdiction in the last 18 months. Read more

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Indian bishops condemn attacks against Missionaries of Charity

Sep 27, 2004

The state of Kerala in southern India was the scene Sunday of a new attack on Catholics.  This time, the... Read more

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Church in China growing despite persecution

Sep 21, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need has issued a report saying the Catholic Church in China is growing despite communist... Read more

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Quebec bishops respond to government’s news of late-term abortions

Sep 20, 2004

Late-term abortions should not be made available in Quebec, said the Assembly of Quebec Bishops in a statement Sept. 16.... Read more

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Another Canadian province approves same-sex marriage

Sep 20, 2004

The fifth Canadian jurisdiction legalized same-sex marriage last week. Manitoba follows Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory in... Read more

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Canada grants world’s first same-sex divorce

Sep 14, 2004

A lesbian couple was granted a same-sex divorce Sept. 13, just 15 months after they were married by an Ontario... Read more

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Quebec to start granting late-term abortions in local clinic

Sep 14, 2004

Dozens of Canadian women must travel to the United States to receive late-term abortions. But Quebec health officials are “hopeful”... Read more

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Canadian Church funds are still getting through to Iraqi people

Sep 13, 2004

The Canadian bishops’ aid and emergency-relief agency says its partner-agencies in Iraq are still operating in the war-torn country, despite... Read more

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World’s largest shrine to St. Joseph celebrates 100 years

Sep 12, 2004

The world’s largest shrine dedicated to St. Joseph is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Read more

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Religion, politics and love make for top prize at Montreal film fest

Sep 6, 2004

A love story, wrought with the tensions of politics, religion and cultural difference, won four prizes at this year’s Montreal... Read more

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Citizens, Jesuits to challenge Wal-Mart's plans in Canada under freedom of religion provision

Sep 6, 2004

A nine-year David-and-Goliath battle, involving Wal-Mart and some Canadian Jesuits, has now become a challenge under the freedom of religion... Read more

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New Canadian Supreme Court judges said to favor same-sex marriage

Sep 2, 2004

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed two judges to the Supreme Court of Canada, whose past rulings indicate that they... Read more

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Church in world’s largest Muslim country about to become self-sufficient in priests

Sep 2, 2004

The Church in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, is receiving enough vocations to the priesthood that in a short... Read more

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Bishops of India condemn wave of violence against Christians and call for religious tolerance

Sep 1, 2004

The Catholic Bishops of India are voicing concern for a new wave of violence against Christians and calling on civil... Read more