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Roger Foley enjoys taste-testing three different kinds of hummus, his favourite food, on the day of a video shoot with Amanda Achtman of the Dying to Meet You project in Canada. The two spoke about Foley's difficulty accessing quality care for his needs and being offered Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) "several times."

Canadian man offered euthanasia ‘multiple times’: ‘I don’t want to give up my life’

Jun 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Roger Foley says he has been offered euthanasia as he struggles with lifelong disabilities and chronic pain from a disease... Read more

St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Family sues over hospital’s religious exemption for euthanasia

Jun 20, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

The lawsuit filed in British Columbia’s Supreme Court on June 17 wants the province to remove the religious exemption. Read more

St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto in September 2012.

‘Very sad day’: Fire engulfs historic Toronto church

Jun 10, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Archdiocese of Toronto on Sunday called for prayers after a fire engulfed and largely destroyed historic St. Anne’s Anglican... Read more

Pro-life supporters march in this year's March for Life in Ottawa, Canada, May 9, 2024.

Thousands pack Ottawa’s Parliament Hill for 27th annual March for Life

May 10, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Thousands of pro-lifers packed onto Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, with signs highlighting the right to life of the... Read more

The pro-life flag from the Pro-Life Flag Project (www.prolifeflag.com).

Audience erupts in anger as trustees oppose flying pro-life flag at Toronto Catholic schools

Apr 25, 2024

By Quinton Amundson

The Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May after the Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees... Read more

A room at the former hospice facility run by the Delta Hospice Society in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian government in 2020 ended a $1.5 million funding contract with Delta Hospice over the organization’s refusal to implement medical assistance in dying (MAID). Then British Columbian Fraser Health Authority terminated the property lease with Delta Hospice, which shut the facility down. 

Hospice leader in Canada promotes anti-euthanasia film: ‘My life’s work’

Apr 6, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The president of Delta Hospice Society is promoting a new film to raise awareness of the “predatory doctor-assisted suicide regime”... Read more

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Canadian judge grants 27-year-old autistic woman’s request for assisted suicide

Mar 28, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The woman’s father argued against the decision, saying that his daughter “is generally healthy.” Read more

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Pro-life advocates fight against euthanasia expansions across Canada, Australia

Feb 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In Canada, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal for nearly a decade and in Australia all six of the... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

Archdiocese of Montreal sues Quebec government over MAID forced upon hospice

Feb 9, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine is taking on the attorney general of Quebec. Read more

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Euthanasia for Canada’s mentally ill still on the table despite ‘pause’ on implementation

Feb 9, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Canadian government has paused implementing medical assistance in dying (MAID). But the pause does not mean a permanent halt... Read more

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Canada postpones assisted suicide for mentally ill: Country ‘not ready’ for it

Feb 2, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Canadians suffering from mental illnesses were expected to be able to apply for assisted suicide by mid-March 2024.  Read more

Quebec Cardinal Gérald Lacroix speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Canadian Cardinal Lacroix to ‘temporarily’ step down, denies sexual abuse allegations

Jan 29, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, head of the Archdiocese of Quebec, has temporarily stepped aside from his duties as archbishop after being... Read more

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is Archbishop of Quebec, Canada.

Canadian Cardinal Lacroix named in sexual abuse lawsuit

Jan 26, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The archbishop of Quebec, Canada, Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, faces allegations in a class action lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of... Read more

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Assisted suicide will bring about ‘reduction in health care spending,’ report claims

Jan 25, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The implementation of assisted suicide will “save” the Canadian health care system between $34.7 and $136.8 million, a new report... Read more

The loss of St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, on May 22, 2023, makes a sad moment for those with memories of the church, said Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas. Two men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

Report: 33 churches in Canada destroyed by fire since May 2021

Jan 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Arson attacks against churches in Canada are on the rise, according to a Canadian news outlet. Read more

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys by Pierre Le Ber.

How St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, first female saint of Canada, discovered her vocation

Jan 12, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Jan. 12, we celebrate the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre... Read more

Father Deacon Andrew Bennett addresses a fundraising breakfast for Catholic Pacific College in Langley Township, British Columbia, in December 2023. “Increasingly young adults see what the world is offering them, and they realize it’s not what they want,” he said.

‘Search for beauty and truth’ leads young adults to church, Ukrainian Catholic deacon says

It all comes down to giving young people “a sense of life in beauty, truth, and goodness — those great... Read more

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Critics: Death stats in Canada, some U.S. states hide euthanasia, assisted suicide numbers

Dec 12, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Euthanasia and assisted suicide do not appear in the top 10 list of causes of death in Canada despite comprising... Read more

Amanda Achtman's last photo with her grandfather, Joseph Achtman.

Fighting euthanasia in Canada: Amanda Achtman is a millennial on a mission 

Nov 5, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Achtman, who has launched the Dying to Meet You project, says “it’s not so much that we have a culture... Read more

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Survey in Canada: Religious hospitals should not be forced to provide MAiD

Oct 29, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

A recent survey showed that the majority of people in British Columbia support the right of religiously affiliated health care... Read more