Ontario’s Ministry of Education wants the province’s schools to step up when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it’s putting up $200 million to support that effort.

Advocates worry new agreement will hurt private sponsorship refugee program


Private refugee sponsors need to guard the success of their program and protect their donors’ money, says Archdiocese of Toronto refugee advocate Martin Mark.

Parish supports growing population of seniors in community with seminars


A parish’s first job is to serve its community, said Fr. Michael Machacek of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Etobicoke, Ont.

Demand grows to clear refugee sponsorship backlog


Canada welcomed World Refugee Day on June 20 with at least 45,000 already-sponsored refugees scattered across the globe, stuck waiting as long as four years while their ready-and-willing sponsors in Canada marvel at the willingness of government bureaucracy to squander their dedication, faith and good will.

Conference takes healthy approach to aging


WINDSOR, Ont. – Throw out a lot of your preconceptions when it comes to the aging process and coping with death and dying, a conference on healthy aging and spirituality was told.

Doctor who promoted Quebec’s euthanasia law having second thoughts


OTTAWA – Euthanasia opponents find it a “great irony” the physician who championed Quebec’s euthanasia law now has second thoughts.

Senator warns transgender law will be challenged


OTTAWA – Senator Don Plett expects the new transgender law will soon be challenged for violating religious freedom or freedom of expression.

Pope Francis surprises Pope Francis school with gifts


Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick suprised Pope Francis Catholic Elementary School in Kleinburg, Ont. June 16 with a special present directly from the Vatican.

Ontario conscience rights case now in judges’ hands


TORONTO – Three days and nearly two dozen lawyers arguing the broad principles and technical details of constitutional law before a three-judge has panel left Christian Medical and Dental Society executive director Deacon Larry Worthen “cautiously optimistic.”

Priest who had spina bifida dies while on holiday


Just a year after his extraordinary ordination and while celebrating a friend’s ordination in British Columbia, Fr. Trevor Plug has died.

Homeless youth prime target for trafficking


Canada’s homeless youth population is younger and more diverse than their American counterparts, but they are just as vulnerable of becoming trafficking victims.


Ukrainians Husar and Slipyj are heroes to Church community

With the passing of Cardinal Hussar, Fr. Raymond de Souza writes about his impact and that of his predecessor..


Pope's homily

God’s power saves us from weakness and sins

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.