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Family questions criteria after euthanization of Canadian man

Sep 30, 2019

After Alan Nichols' death by voluntary euthanasia at a British Columbia hospital in July, his family have questioned the imprecision... Read more

Be teachers of youth, Canadian bishops' president tells plenary assembly

Sep 24, 2019

Beginning the plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on Monday, Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil called his... Read more

Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia required to offer assisted suicide, euthanasia

Sep 20, 2019

A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted suicide and euthanasia... Read more

Silhouette of a doctor walking in a hurry in the hospital corridor.

Canadian man receives assisted death after funding cut for in-home care

Aug 16, 2019

The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a... Read more

Catholics and First Nations people participate in a procession in Agassiz on St. Kateri Tekakwitha's feast day July 14.  Courtesy: B.C. Catholic

First Nations Canadians celebrate St. Kateri as a bridge between cultures 

Jul 28, 2019

By Mary Farrow

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized a saint, was celebrated by First Nations people throughout Canada... Read more

Quebecois bishops: prohibition on religious garb will 'fuel fear and intolerance'

Jun 18, 2019

The Canadian province of Quebec passed a law Sunday prohibiting future government employees “in positions of authority” from expressing their... Read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reviews the highlights of his Liberal government's first parliamentary session, Ottawa, 2016.

Canadian PM to raise 'concerns' on abortion during Pence visit

May 30, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he intends to raise the subject of American abortion policy with Vice President... Read more

David Anderson MP.

Canadian MPs fight to protect doctors, patients against euthanasia

May 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian members of parliament are attempting to pass a law that would protect the conscience rights of doctors, as the... Read more

Participants at the May 9 Canadian March for Life, in Ottawa, Canada.

50 Years of Abortion: Where does Canada go from here?

May 10, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

On May 14, 2019, abortion will have been legal in Canada for half a century. Since it became legal, approximately... Read more

The 2019 Canadian March for Life in Ottawa, May 9.

Canadians march for life

May 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life campaigners from across Canada gathered on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill Thursday for the country’s annual National March for Life.  Read more

Ashiq Mesih and Eisham Ashiq, Asia Bibi's husband and daughter in Rome April 15, 2015.

Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan, arrives in Canada

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Asia Bibi, the Catholic wife and mother who spent 9 years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has... Read more

Patient in a hospital bed. Via Shutterstock

More than 1% of deaths in Canada caused by euthanasia

Apr 29, 2019

The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from... Read more

Quebec bill would bar religious symbols for government employees

Apr 1, 2019

A bill introduced recently in Quebec would forbid future government employees from expressing their faith through religious symbols during office... Read more

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


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