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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


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


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


Killing people is not compassion – religious leaders unite against assisted suicide

Nov 3, 2015

As Canada moves toward legalizing assisted suicide, Catholic bishops and a large Protestant coalition – along with Jewish and Muslim... Read more

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa.

Canada Supreme Court: Catholic schools have right to teach Church views

Mar 20, 2015

Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Catholic schools in Quebec must be allowed to teach from a Catholic viewpoint... Read more

Canadian Parliament.

Ottawa archbishop cancels event, calls for prayers in wake of shooting

Oct 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a thanksgiving Mass for Canadian saints François of Laval and Marie of the Incarnation on Oct. 12, 2014.

Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Oct 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of two Canadian saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out... Read more

National Assembly of Quebec.

Life is not ours to end, Canadians say against suicide bill

Jun 27, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The Quebec National Assembly on Thursday passed legislation creating a right to assisted suicide in some circumstances, drawing criticism from... Read more

National March for Life 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Canadian pro-life march shows growing movement

May 13, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Several thousand pro-life advocates rallied in Canada’s national capital May 8, seeking an end to abortion and giving witness to... Read more


Quebec euthanasia bill blasted for enshrining 'power to kill'

Jun 17, 2013

A Quebec bill to allow lethal drug prescriptions for patients in pain would give doctors “the power to kill” and... Read more

Henry Morgentaler, on August 22, 2005.

Pro-lifers pray after death of Canadian abortion crusader

Jun 1, 2013

Pro-life leaders in Canada reacted with sadness and prayers to the death of Henry Morgentaler, regretting his leading role in... Read more

Archbishop J. Michael Miller.

Vancouver archbishop decries 'dangerous' assisted suicide ruling

Jun 19, 2012

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has “strongly” urged the government of British Columbia to appeal a provincial Supreme Court... Read more