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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


Hungry, poor, and disabled Canadians seeking assisted suicide

Dec 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Food banks in Canada are reporting that clients are considering assisted suicide as they face financial insecurity. Read more

Christine Gauthier spoke before she competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Para canoe.

Canadian veteran offered assisted suicide after asking for wheelchair help

Dec 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The veteran testified last week that she was shocked when the Veterans Affairs employee offered her assisted suicide as a... Read more


Canadian fashion retailer runs ad promoting assisted suicide 

Nov 29, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A new ad campaign for Simons, a popular Canadian fashion chain, features the story of a young woman who ended... Read more

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB.

Father Thomas Rosica accused of plagiarism in new article on Vatican II

Oct 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Canadian priest who was forced to resign from a number of senior positions over allegations of plagiarism in 2019... Read more

Logo of the Collège des médecins du Québec

Quebec medical group advocates euthanasia for severely ill infants

Oct 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life groups and disability advocates are aghast after a prominent medical body told parliament that severely ill or malformed infants... Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish in Morinville, June 30, 2021.

Don’t ignore Canada’s spike in anti-Catholic hate crimes, watchdog says

Aug 5, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in Canada suffered the largest spike in religion-based hate crimes last year, and government officials must take action in... Read more

Pope Francis started his Canada trip by visiting the cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Maskwacis, Alberta, on July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis’ Canada visit: Read live updates here

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff, Katie Yoder

Pope Francis is visiting Canada in what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage.” Read more

Pope Francis presides over a July 28 Mass at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada.

Pope Francis: Jesus comes to us when we are at our lowest

Jul 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

At a July 28 Mass in the historic Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Québec, Pope Francis preached on the hope and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Québec, Canada, on July 27, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses ‘deep shame’ in Canada, warns of new ‘cancel culture’

Jul 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017.

Did Pope Francis meet Justin Trudeau before? Here’s what you need to know as the two meet today

Jul 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Today’s encounter wasn’t Pope Francis’ first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowds at Ste. Anne Shrine at Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta, Canada.

Pope Francis blesses the water, pilgrims at Lac Ste. Anne in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis concluded his second full day in Canada with a visit to Lac Ste. Anne, the site of one... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass from the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022.

Pope Francis preaches on sharing faith with love before 50,000 at largest stadium in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Developing a theme he introduced earlier in his "penitential pilgrimage," the pope reflected on the importance of presenting the faith... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022.

Pope Francis begins ‘penitential pilgrimage’ to Canada

Jul 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017.

Pope Francis in Canada: A papal pilgrimage for healing and reconciliation

Jul 23, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage”... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more