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Bucking the trend, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Canada has voted against flying flags in support of “particular observances,” including “Pride” month.

Controversy swirls around Canadian Catholic schools celebrating ‘Pride’ month 

Jun 28, 2024

By Martin Barillas

For the third year in a row, St. Denis Catholic School in Toronto, Ontario, raised the Pride flag on school... Read more

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller is presented with a gift at the Sacred Covenant signing on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Archdiocese of Vancouver signs ‘sacred covenant’ with First Nation in British Columbia

Apr 2, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop J. Michael Miller called the pact a historic milestone that “forges a new relationship” between native communities and the... Read more


Catholic cemeteries on the front line against secular fear of death

Apr 1, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

Cemeteries are the front line of defense against society’s secularism and fear of death and suffering, said the director of... Read more

Quebec Cardinal Gérald Lacroix speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis names retired judge to investigate sex abuse charges against Canadian cardinal

Mar 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Archdiocese of Quebec has announced that Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into the accusations of sexual abuse against... Read more

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.

Report: 33 churches in Canada destroyed by fire since May 2021

Jan 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Arson attacks against churches in Canada are on the rise, according to a Canadian news outlet. Read more

Children's red dresses are staked along a highway near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School where flowers and cards have been left as part of a makeshift memorial created in response to media reports that the "remains" of 215 children have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on June 2, 2021.

Canada bishops address ongoing search for Indigenous graves amid calls for greater accuracy

Sep 15, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

As investigations continue to unfold, the bishops say they collectively “have chosen to listen rather than respond to every event... Read more

An aerial view shows charred remains on the side of the road beside the highway in Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada, on Aug. 20, 2023. Enterprise and Hay River were put on evacuation orders prior to the city of Yellowknife. The town of Enterprise, Northwest Territories, was burned to the ground by forest fires.

Canadian bishop calls fire devastation ‘closest image to apocalyptic wasteland I have ever seen’

Aug 22, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

After a 12-hour drive to escape the wildfires sweeping through Canada, Bishop Jon Hansen shared the story of his journey... Read more

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic.

Retired Calgary bishop demands proof for ‘missing children’ claims

“Why is the Catholic Church not asking the federal government for proof that even one residential school child is actually... Read more

Top From Left to Right - Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Bishop Robert Barron, Cardinal Blase Cupich
Bottom From Left to Right - Father James Martin, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Wilton Gregory

Synod on Synodality: Here are the delegates representing the U.S. and Canada

Jul 8, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

A pair of U.S. college students, a religious sister who does karate, and two distinct sets of American bishops are... Read more

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

Members of the Sts’ailes First Nation at Holy Rosary Cathedral last year for the first Mass to integrate a First Nation language.  A Cardus report presents the voices of Indigenous Canadians speaking about their faith and distinguishing it from the traditional spirituality they’re often associated with.

Report gives voice to Canada’s Indigenous Christians, highlights need for religious freedom

May 17, 2023

By Terry O’Neill

A report presents the voices of Indigenous Canadians sharing their frustrations about society’s lack of awareness that almost half of... Read more

Archbishop-designate Frank Leo of Toronto.

Pope Francis names Bishop Frank Leo to lead Archdiocese of Toronto in Canada

Feb 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Frank Leo has been an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Montréal, Québec, since September 2022. Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Canadian Catholic leaders pay tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, among other leaders, hailed the former pope as a model of inspiring discipleship and theological... Read more


Hungry, poor, and disabled Canadians seeking assisted suicide

Dec 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Food banks in Canada are reporting that clients are considering assisted suicide as they face financial insecurity. Read more

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Canada

Jul 30, 2022

By Pope Francis

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip,... Read more

Pope Francis address representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples at the archbishop's residence in Québec City.

Pope Francis praises Canada’s indigenous people as he departs Québec

Jul 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope's next, and final stop, in Canada is Iqaluit, in the country's northernmost territory. Read more

Indigenous drummers welcome Pope Francis to Lac Ste. Anne.

A look beyond the headlines: Pope Francis encounters Catholic life and history on his journey to Canada

Jul 28, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Québec, Canada, on July 27, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses ‘deep shame’ in Canada, warns of new ‘cancel culture’

Jul 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top... Read more