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The loss of St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, on May 22, 2023, makes a sad moment for those with memories of the church, said Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas. Two men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

Archbishop mourns loss of historic church in Alberta, Canada, destroyed by arson

May 25, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

The archbishop of Grouard-McLennan in Northern Alberta says he is saddened but “not overcome” by the loss of a 121-year-old... 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

Father John Horgan, shown at the EWTN studios, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, after battling stomach cancer. He was a moral theologian, lecturer, author, pastor and chaplain to numerous organizations.

Fr. John Horgan, pastor, expert on saints, moral theologian, dies at 63

Father John Horgan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Vancouver and a widely known face and voice of the Archdiocese... Read more

Cooling center location in Spokane, Washington

Catholic Charities opens cooling centers amid Pacific Northwest heat wave  

Jun 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Amid an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, local Catholic Charities agencies are opening cooling centers for the elderly,... Read more

A pro-life memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.

Vancouver archbishop promises 'tangible actions' after Indigenous graves discovered at Church-run school

Jun 3, 2021

The Archdiocese of Vancouver has promised transparency and support for burial and identification efforts, following the discovery of unmarked graves... Read more

Emma Larson, who became Catholic after hearing a perfomance of the Ave Maria, at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. Credit: The B.C. Catholic.

Beauty of concert Ave Maria drew woman to Catholic Church

Though she could not comprehend the Latin, something about a powerful, building song the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir performed at... Read more

Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver.

Vancouver archdiocese releases report on sex abuse cases

Nov 26, 2019

The Archdiocese of Vancouver released Friday a report on clergy sexual abuse, including 31 recommendations for improvements to policies and... Read more

In Vancouver, prison ministry volunteers help change lives

Apr 10, 2019

A former inmate in Canada credits volunteers and staff members working in prison ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver with... Read more

Vancouver archbishop critiques euthanasia provision in hospice care

Feb 26, 2018

Palliative care and hospice units are known for their life-affirming service to individuals who are facing the end of their... Read more

A Thai shopping mall decorated for Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year bumps Friday abstinence for some Asian Catholics

Feb 15, 2018

The Archbishop of Vancouver has dispensed from the Friday Lenten abstinence Asian Catholics and their guests who are celebrating Lunar... Read more