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Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
The weekly food basket distribution at Romero House
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Many asylum seekers have been housed in hotels or shelters, even as private groups are prepared to help them adjust to life in Canada. In downtown Toronto, however, inspired by the life of a freshly canonized saint, another model has been operating for over 25 years.
A teepee in Ottawa on June 30, 2017, erected as a symbol of rights for indigenous people. (iStock/PaulMcKinnon)
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Carleton University researchers say that Canadian mining companies are taking advantage of anti-terrorism tactics to suppress legitimate political protest.
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Quebec’s far right has been expanding, especially targeting the province’s Muslim community.
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Canada is not innocent when it comes to immigration policies that have the potential to hurt individuals and divide families.
Brother Emmaus O'Herlihy with his depiction of St. Joseph and the infant Jesus
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Brother O'Herlihy says his paintings, which are not intended for galleries but for spaces of worship, are meant to inspire a prayerful dialogue with viewers.
A woman places a flower at a makeshift memorial on April 25 near the Toronto sidewalk where 10 people were killed on April 23 after a van ran into them. (CNS photo/Michael Swan, The Catholic Register)
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Suggesting that people who struggle with their mental health are likely to be violent is dangerous, especially when people with disabilities are more likely to be the victims of violence than perpetrators.
An Indian Residential school run by the church in the Northwest Territories, year unknown. Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada
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"A future Papal visit to Canada may be considered, taking into account all circumstances, and including an encounter with the Indigenous Peoples as a top priority.” It does not say this encounter would mean an apology.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the congregation during the ceremonial Mass on May 17, 2017, at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal for the city's 375th birthday celebrations. (CNS photo/Dario Ayala, Reuters)
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The complications of Canadian Catholicism came into sharp relief when Justin Trudeau, a Catholic politician and leader of the popular Liberal Party, became prime minister in October 2015.
A statue of St. Isaac Jogues before the Martyr’s Shrine, Midland, Ont., Canada. Photo by Michael Swan.
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Jesuits hope their unification might be a witness in a nation riven by cultural trauma.
A silver mine of Potosi, Bolivia. iStock photo.
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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the new ombudsperson office, noting it “has called attention to concerns and complaints involving Canadian-based and/or Canadian-registered companies which operate in other countries."