VATICAN CITY – Like the two groups of Canadian bishops that preceded them, the bishops of Ontario said their meeting with Pope Francis was time spent with a brother bishop with similar joys and challenges in his pastoral work.

Funding of non-Catholics in Catholic schools violates Charter, Saskatchewan judge rules


REGINA – A judgment in a 12-year-old court case has sent shock waves through Saskatchewan’s Catholic education community and left Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen “disheartened.”

Archbishop Romero murder still dangerous to discuss 37 years later: author


The author of a new book about the men who killed Archbishop Oscar Romero while celebrating Mass 37 years ago says the subject is still dangerous to talk about.

Italian bishop who served in Toronto granted early retirement for missionary work


VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent "to the farthest, most disadvantaged" diocese.

Courage ministry finds common ground in pastoral care for LGBTQ youth


Who we are as Christians is not defined by our sexual orientation, said Deacon Hilmar Pabel. Who we are, fundamentally, are God’s children.

Vancouver shelter tackles drug crisis with training for nursing students


VANCOUVER – Nursing students are learning how to respond to B.C.’s drug overdose crisis thanks to Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel.

Religion is still a strong force in Canada, according to Angus Reid survey


Canadians are mostly faithful believers in God who value family life, honesty and concern for others, according to an Angus Reid Institute survey.

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian, leaves inspiring message


OTTAWA – Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was given the gift of honorary Canadian citizenship during Holy Week, and left behind some inspiring and challenging words for a couple of young Catholic women who work on Parliament Hill.

Help is on the way for Ontario's classrooms


Ontario’s special needs students have received a helping hand from the Ministry of Education to the delight of the Catholic teachers’ union.

Committee: public health strategy needed to combat violent pornography


OTTAWA – A public health strategy is necessary to combat violent online pornography, a House of Commons Health Committee was told.

Canada's Catholic bishops warn against marijuana legalization


OTTAWA – Legalizing marijuana shows a “disregard” for public health and safety, Canada’s Catholic bishops charge.


The surveys say … yes, faith has a future

Peter Stockland writes about recent surveys showing Canada to still be a society of faith.


Pope's homily

Gospel must be proclaimed with humility

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.