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Elderly women wield canes to beat back priest's attacker in Canada

Mar 27, 2019

Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest attacker with... Read more

In Edmonton, growth puts pressure on Catholic school enrollment

Mar 22, 2019

Edmonton’s Catholic schools are at full capacity and may soon have to turn away students, although school district officials are... Read more

'We're in a very different time now': Montreal officials oust crucifix from City Hall

Mar 21, 2019

Montreal’s City Hall doesn’t need Christ, officials have said. A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City... Read more

Saskatchewan government fights to fund non-Catholic students at Catholic schools

Mar 13, 2019

The government of Saskatchewan in Canada is arguing that it should be allowed to pay for non-Catholic students to attend... Read more

Canadian disability groups: 'Frightening implications' to expanding assisted suicide

Jan 10, 2019

By Mary Farrow

While many disability groups fought the initial push to legalize assisted suicide in Canada three years ago, they are having... Read more

After abortion litmus test controversy, Canada job grant program makes some changes

Dec 12, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic organizations and others welcomed the Canadian government’s changes to rules for job grants that had required them to affirm... Read more

Marijuana.

Legal pot will have 'disastrous effects,' Canadian bishops say

Oct 17, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began... Read more

Canadian bishops: Keep palliative care distinct from assisted suicide

Aug 11, 2018

In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that... Read more

Canadian man says he asked for home care, was offered assisted suicide

Aug 7, 2018

A Canadian man suffering from an incurable disease claims that despite asking for home care, the medical team at an... Read more

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed... Read more

Ottawa March for Life.

Photos: 15,000 Canadians march for life in Ottawa

May 11, 2018

By Perry West

An estimated 15,000 people attended the Canadian March for Life on Thursday in Ottawa.  Read more

Canadians oppose abortion requirement for summer job grants, poll finds

May 10, 2018

A recent survey indicates that a majority of Canadians disapprove of a new provision in the Canada Summer Job Grants... Read more

A memorial for victims of yesterday's crash on Yonge St. at Finch Ave. in Toronto, Canada.

In Toronto, cardinal urges prayers for victims of van attack

Apr 24, 2018

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto offered prayers this week for the victims of a van attack that left 10 people... Read more

Apartment building donated to house homeless, pregnant mothers in Alberta

Mar 14, 2018

Every year in Edmonton, the city sees around 100 homeless, pregnant women who are in need of health care, shelter,... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canadian Catholics won’t be bullied into supporting abortion, bishop says

Feb 9, 2018

A Canadian bishop announced that the Diocese of London, Ontario, would protest new requirements for government grants that require organizations... Read more

The flag of Canada.

Catholic bishops join with rabbis, imams in Canadian religious liberty fight

Jan 26, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom... Read more

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