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Catholic hospital under fire for naming euthanasia provider as palliative care director

Sep 16, 2023

By Anna Farrow

Dr. Danielle Kain is a palliative care specialist who is both a staunch proponent and practitioner of euthanasia. Read more

Children's red dresses are staked along a highway near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School where flowers and cards have been left as part of a makeshift memorial created in response to media reports that the "remains" of 215 children have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on June 2, 2021.

Canada bishops address ongoing search for Indigenous graves amid calls for greater accuracy

Sep 15, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

As investigations continue to unfold, the bishops say they collectively “have chosen to listen rather than respond to every event... Read more

An aerial view shows charred remains on the side of the road beside the highway in Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada, on Aug. 20, 2023. Enterprise and Hay River were put on evacuation orders prior to the city of Yellowknife. The town of Enterprise, Northwest Territories, was burned to the ground by forest fires.

Canadian bishop calls fire devastation ‘closest image to apocalyptic wasteland I have ever seen’

Aug 22, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

After a 12-hour drive to escape the wildfires sweeping through Canada, Bishop Jon Hansen shared the story of his journey... Read more

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic.

Retired Calgary bishop demands proof for ‘missing children’ claims

Aug 21, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

“Why is the Catholic Church not asking the federal government for proof that even one residential school child is actually... Read more


As Canada prepares to expand assisted suicide, advocates warn of threat to mentally ill

Jul 31, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Mental health and pro-life advocates are concerned that Canadians may soon be able to seek fatal treatments even if they... Read more

An indigenous dancer performs for Pope Francis on July 29, 2022, in Iqaluit in northernmost Canada.

One year after papal visit and apology, Canada’s bishops reflect on Indigenous outreach

Jul 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“During those days with Pope Francis in Canada, we recognized in him the Lord’s mercy, which he offered to us,”... Read more

Photos of the man who allegedly set a fire at St. Mary's Cathedral and charged at two staff members on May 19, 2023.

Canadian police ask for public’s help in identifying man who set fire at cathedral 

May 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Police in Canada are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly set a fire and assaulted... 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.

Archbishop mourns loss of historic church in Alberta, Canada, destroyed by arson

May 25, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

The archbishop of Grouard-McLennan in Northern Alberta says he is saddened but “not overcome” by the loss of a 121-year-old... Read more

Members of the Sts’ailes First Nation at Holy Rosary Cathedral last year for the first Mass to integrate a First Nation language.  A Cardus report presents the voices of Indigenous Canadians speaking about their faith and distinguishing it from the traditional spirituality they’re often associated with.

Report gives voice to Canada’s Indigenous Christians, highlights need for religious freedom

May 17, 2023

By Terry O’Neill

A report presents the voices of Indigenous Canadians sharing their frustrations about society’s lack of awareness that almost half of... Read more


Canada replaces crosses in new Royal Crown with maple leaves and snowflakes

May 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The new redesign intended to emphasize the “Canadian identity of the monarchy” was recommended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more


Canadian parents push back against gay pride flag in Catholic school district; police called

Apr 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The York Catholic District School Board met Tuesday night to consider whether the board should fly a gay pride flag... Read more


Canada’s assisted suicide guidance for docs: ‘virtual’ assessments, and don’t tell patient’s family 

Apr 14, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Canadian government released new guidance for doctors that critics say will do more harm than good. Read more

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition speaks with listeners at a March 2023 presentation at St. Nicholas Church in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. “Most people ask for euthanasia because they are going through a difficult time of life,” Schadenberg said.

Culture of loneliness meets culture of death in Canada’s MAiD epidemic, speaker says

“The question is not why are they being approved for euthanasia, the question is why are they asking for it?” Read more

Pope Francis address representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples at the archbishop's residence in Québec City.

U.S. and Canadian bishops join Vatican’s condemnation of colonialist ‘doctrine of discovery’

Mar 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. and Canadian bishops released statements Thursday praising the Vatican’s repudiation of the “doctrine of discovery.” Read more

Josh Alexander was first suspended for protesting his school’s transgender policy in November, on the grounds he was “bullying.”

Canadian Catholic school student who was suspended for protesting transgender bathroom policy speaks out

Feb 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Josh Alexander, 16, was suspended this month for expressing his religious and moral objections to the school’s transgender bathroom policy. Read more


Canadian government moves to delay expanding assisted suicide to include the mentally ill 

Feb 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Legislation would delay by one year plans to include mental illness among the list of eligible conditions under the country’s... Read more

Archbishop-designate Frank Leo of Toronto.

Pope Francis names Bishop Frank Leo to lead Archdiocese of Toronto in Canada

Feb 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Frank Leo has been an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Montréal, Québec, since September 2022. Read more

Richard Leskun says he was pressured repeatedly to put a do-not-resuscitate order on his wife Marilynn at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Then staff offered to euthanize her.

Canadian man says hospital staff ‘pressured’ him to euthanize his wife

Feb 7, 2023

By Terry O’Neill

The widower is sounding the alarm over what he says is a shocking and dangerous bias in the medical system... Read more


Canadian publisher pulls Catholic textbooks after LGBT criticism

Jan 13, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A textbook publisher has dropped the education curriculum Fully Alive from its offerings after LGBT advocates claimed the Catholic content... Read more

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet atends the pope's Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2022, at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Cardinal Ouellet sues for defamation over accusations of sexual assault

Dec 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has filed a defamation lawsuit in Quebec courts contending that a woman wrongly accused him of sexual... Read more