Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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MONCTON, N.B. x-11s. A New Brunswick archbishop has ordered several Catholic parishes to return federal funding they applied for without reading the fine print on abortion rights. The Liberal government this year required that organizations seeking funding under a summer jobs program check a box affirming their support for constitutional rights and the right to reproductive choice, including access to abortion. Moncton Archbishop Valery Vienneau says the church cannot compromise its values just to please the government.

("...for students?") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Vienneau says the diocese usually hires 25 to 30 students each summer for a variety of projects, and it's distressing that they won't get that funding this year. …

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