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Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.

First Nation leaders ask Canadian Catholics to skip Mass to protest abuses of Indigenous

First Nation leaders are encouraging Canadian Catholics to skip Mass in response to historic abuses at Catholic-run schools for Indigenous... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadian Indigenous leaders plan trip to Vatican to request papal apology over residential schools

A group of Canadian Indigenous leaders are planning a trip to the Vatican this fall to request a formal papal... Read more

Kamloops Indian Residential School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Retired Calgary bishop: Canadian government must own 'primary' responsibility for abuses of Indigenous

The retired bishop of Calgary this week said the Canadian government must shoulder its “primary” responsibility for past abuses in... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

The Canadian government had asked the pope to issue a formal apology for the Church’s role in the country’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic at Vatican City, Nov. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis names new Vatican ambassador to Canada

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has served as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva since 2016. Read more

Ottawa archbishop: Some parents say flying LGBT flag ‘hijacks’ Ontario Catholic schools

With multiple Catholic school systems in the Canadian province of Ontario deciding to fly the rainbow LGBT Pride flag in... Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.

Vancouver archbishop promises 'tangible actions' after Indigenous graves discovered at Church-run school

The Archdiocese of Vancouver has promised transparency and support for burial and identification efforts, following the discovery of unmarked graves... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of... Read more

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more

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Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more

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Canadian diocese to release list of priests found guilty of sex abuse

The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual... Read more

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Teen girl killed in stabbing at Canadian Catholic high school

A 17-year-old girl is dead following a stabbing at a Catholic high school near Edmonton Monday morning. Read more

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded... Read more

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government... Read more

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Canadian student journalist fired for Catholic views charges discrimination

A Catholic student who said his university’s newspaper wrongly fired him for his critical views of homosexuality and transgenderism has... Read more

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As assisted suicide continues to rise in Ontario, pro-lifers call for government action

As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement... Read more

British Columbia hospice to be evicted over euthanasia opposition 

A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their... Read more

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Canada’s Supreme Court says archdiocese is responsible for orphanage abuse

Canada’s highest court has ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador will be responsible for Mount... Read more