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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will challenge Canada regarding its own relationship with indigenous peoples and the environment.
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
"In this case, however, we may need to allow this fire to keep burning," Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Quebec, said.
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
In the wake of a June 15 ruling affecting the proposed law school at Trinity Western University, the bishops issued a statement that said they were " deeply concerned" and warned of "serious implications" and "negative repercussions" for individuals and institutions.
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
An estimated 75-100 pro-abortion advocates, some wearing black bandanas over their faces, screamed chants and waved signs, halting the National March for Life until marchers turned around and took a different route through the streets of downtown Ottawa.
Pro-life supporters carry a banner during the annual National March for Life in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create "bubble zones" around abortion facilities in in Ottawa and likely force the march to find a new route. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
The new law, which takes effect Feb. 1, establishes a 50-meter, no-protest zone around eight abortion facilities in Ontario.
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
“We are standing on an abyss of a revolutionary change on how religions have operated in Canada.”
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Lonueuil, Quebec, said a possible papal visit was not a major topic at the bishops' plenary gathering Sept. 25-29, but reconciliation with indigenous people remains high on the conference's agenda.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Roland Park, MD. on Nov. 15, 2016. (CNS photo/courtesy Will Kirk)
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican's prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told Canadian bishops the document does not signal "changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline," but represents a pastoral approach that takes into consideration "the good of the person," according to his or her circumstances.
Cardinals Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gerald Lacroix of Quebec read the prayer for the consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa on Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News)
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday and to mark the 70th anniversary of its consecration to Mary, Canada's three cardinals led the nation's bishops in a ceremony Sept. 26 to re-consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News Service
An estimated 7,000 men, women and children, primarily Haitians, have entered Canada over the summer since U.S. President Donald Trump ended a program offering temporary asylum to Haitians displaced by that nation's 2010 earthquake.