Canadian Catholic News

Canadian Catholic News

A groundbreaking report by an Archdiocese of Vancouver review committee on clerical sexual abuse has concluded that 26 sexual assaults of minors “likely occurred” in the diocese since 1950 and identifies nine priests who were criminally convicted, named in lawsuits or were the subject of other public cases.

OTTAWA -- Opposition to Quebec’s controversial Bill-21 continues to grow, with Quebec teachers and the Ontario government being the latest groups to denounce what is being called a violation of fundamental rights. 

EDMONTON -- The black cover dropped and unveiled the mural. Ingrained in its tiles is the 160-year legacy of Catholic education in Alberta, and the Grey Nun who set it all in motion.

OTTAWA -- Two Rosary Bowls will be celebrated in the Toronto area in October, following the inaugural Canadian Rosary Bowl that drew 800 people to Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park on Aug. 22.

Chris Sargent, a young Edmonton father whose journey to become a Catholic while fighting a year-long battle against cancer was documented by Grandin Media, has died. He was 40.

EDMONTON -- After much debate and controversy, Unplanned may yet be hitting theatres across Canada. 

VATICAN – Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's bishops have broken their collective silence following the May 9 win by the Mahathir Mohamad-led opposition, calling it a golden opportunity to set the nation on a new course.

Crying, hugging and shaking their heads in disbelief, the people of Humboldt, Sask. gathered at the local hockey arena April 8 for an inter-faith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck.

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country.
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