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Pro-life Canadians concerned by Trudeau's abortion ideology litmus test

Jan 18, 2018

By Mary Farrow

A litmus test on abortion and recent comments from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been slammed by Catholic and... Read more

A 17th-century Japanese depiction of St. Francis Xavier, from the Kobe City Museum collection.

Why is St. Francis Xavier's arm flying across Canada?

Dec 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for... Read more

Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Nov 2, 2017

Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in Canada, a new study is showing... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 28, 2016.

Pope to Canadian youth: Let Christ lead you in the adventure of life

Oct 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a video message to participants in a youth forum in Canada, Pope Francis told young people to meet Jesus... Read more

Bishop Mark Hagemoen, who was appointed Bishop of Saskatoon Sept. 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Saskatoon.

Bishop Mark Hagemoen transferred to Saskatoon diocese

Sep 12, 2017

Bishop Mark Hagemoen of Mackenzie-Fort Smith was on Tuesday named as Bishop of Saskatoon, which covers a large portion of... Read more

Outside a homeless shelter.

From addiction to ordination: a homeless man's journey to priesthood

Aug 25, 2017

Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol... Read more

In Ontario, legal assisted suicide could kill conscientious objection

Aug 18, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come under fire in the Canadian province of Ontario, with... Read more

  Mechanical spider outside of Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral.

Canadian robot spider on cathedral spawns Twitter fame

Aug 3, 2017

On July 27, an enormous spider was seen descending from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.  Read more

Bishop responds: No, abortion isn't a Canadian 'core' value

Jul 5, 2017

Responding to a Canadian politician who called abortion a central aspect of the country's human rights efforts, a local bishop... Read more

Catholic school room.

Canadian province to fight ruling booting students from Catholic schools

May 7, 2017

The Saskatchewan government has said it will seek a temporary exemption to block a judge’s ruling that could force up... Read more

Quebec cardinal pledges solidarity, prayer for victims of mosque attack

Jan 30, 2017

The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city's cardinal, and pledges to support the... Read more

Pope Francis mourns the Quebec mosque attack with Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, Jan. 30, 2017.

Pope Francis condemns shooting at Quebec mosque

Jan 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Quebec, conveying his sorrow for the victims of a shooting the... Read more

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In Canada, assisted suicide could also kill Catholic healthcare

Nov 8, 2016

Only months after the Canadian Parliament approved legal assisted suicide, Catholic hospitals, palliative care centers and individual doctors have been... Read more

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Here's what could delay Canada's controversial assisted suicide bill

Jun 4, 2016

Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections and... Read more

Prescription bottle.

'Don’t go there' – Belgians plead with Canada not to pass euthanasia law

May 10, 2016

The Parliament of Canada has until June 6 to consider Bill C-14, controversial legislation that, if passed, would legalize euthanasia... Read more

Canadians will regret legal assisted suicide, Cardinal Collins predicts

Apr 17, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the consciences... Read more

Canadian Parliament.

Closing of Canada’s religious freedom office could spell trouble for human rights

Mar 29, 2016

Canada’s decision to defund its Office of Religious Freedom will harm the country’s ability to defend religious minorities and human... Read more

Canada's 'commit life' campaign fights suicide with message of hope

Mar 23, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A new campaign in Canada aims to reach those who are vulnerable to self-harm or suicide by telling the stories... Read more

You can't get last rites if you plan to kill yourself, says Canadian archbishop

Feb 27, 2016

Legal assisted suicide will soon arrive in Canada, prompting a Catholic archbishop to reflect on what the last rites mean... Read more

Syrian refugees on the Slovenian Austrian border.

Canada can do better, bishops say in wake of refugee crisis

Nov 13, 2015

Allow yourself to be troubled by the plight of migrants and refugees around the world – this was the message... Read more