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Grey Nuns in Canada sell motherhouse for $18 million

Jun 3, 2004

The Sisters of Charity of Montreal, commonly known as the Grey Nuns, have sold their downtown motherhouse to Concordia University... Read more

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Morning-after pill to be available in Canada without prescription

May 30, 2004

The Canadian government announced that it intends to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription across the country. Read more

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Canadian mother receives miscarried baby in the mail

May 30, 2004

An aboriginal woman is considering legal action after she received the remains of her miscarried baby in the mail, reported... Read more

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Canadian Parish provides safe haven for Palestinian Christians

May 17, 2004

A parish has sent a petition with 10,000 signatures to the Canadian Parliament early last week, requesting that three Christian... Read more

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Bishops remind Canadians of their duty to vote in upcoming elections

May 17, 2004

Canada’s Catholic bishops are reminding people of their duty to be engaged in political issues and to be out at... Read more

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Vietnam rejects U.S. resolution calling for release of Catholic priest

May 13, 2004

The United States passed a resolution yesterday calling for the release of a Catholic priest, accused of attempting to undermine... Read more

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Canada passes law that groups fear could silence religious expression

May 5, 2004

A bill that religious groups fear could brand the Bible as hate literature and silence religious expression was passed by... Read more

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Ottawa archbishop welcomes Dalai Lama and Canadian prime minister

May 3, 2004

Archbishop Marcel Gervais of Ottawa hosted talks between the Canadian Prime Minister and the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,... Read more

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Catholic television expands in Canada

Apr 29, 2004

Salt + Light Television, Canada’s Catholic television network, announced yesterday that it has expanded its services to Quebec – the... Read more

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Catholics in North America can soon trace their roots to first diocese

Apr 14, 2004

Catholic North American families will soon be able to trace their ancestral roots to the continent’s oldest diocese with the... Read more

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China releases Catholic bishop after Easter

Apr 14, 2004

Underground Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo, from the Diocese of Zhengding, was released at 1.30 p.m. on April 14, sources in... Read more

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Church leaders in Canada say no to US sponsored ballistic missile defence project

Apr 12, 2004

Canadian church leaders are trying to convince the Canadian government not to participate in a ballistic missile defence (BMD) system,... Read more

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Canadian Cardinal denounces anti-Semitic violence

Apr 11, 2004

Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, Archbishop of Toronto, recently sent a public letter to the Toronto Board of Rabbis, denouncing the anti-Semitic... Read more

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Religious priest suspended over stance on same-sex marriage

Apr 11, 2004

The Archdiocese of Toronto suspended Fr. Timothy Ryan from performing priestly ministry because of his public support of same-sex marriage,... Read more

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Senate postpones vote on hate propaganda bill, bishops fear bill could silence Church

Apr 6, 2004

A controversial bill, which Catholic bishops fear could be used to silence Church teaching, was not voted on by the... Read more

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Number of parishes halved in canadian diocese, in hope of reviving Church

Apr 5, 2004

Fewer buildings, more life, more people. That’s the idea behind the new parish reorganization and renewal plan for the Archdiocese... Read more

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Canadian law bans cloning, allows embryonic research

Apr 4, 2004

A controversial bill, which bans some assisted human reproduction measures and regulates human embryos, was passed by the Canadian Senate... Read more

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Pirated copies of ‘Passion’ strike ‘heavy blow against atheism’ in China

Mar 31, 2004

“The Passion of the Christ” has “struck a heavy blow against atheism,” says one Chinese youth, despite government policy that... Read more

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Bishops in Canada enter sex-education debate

Mar 31, 2004

Nova Scotia’s three Catholic bishops have entered the provincial debate about a new sex-education manual proposed for high school students. Read more

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Supreme Court defers decision on Church liability in Canada

Mar 25, 2004

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled yesterday that three dozen former altar boys, who sexually abused by a Newfoundland priest,... Read more