Canadian Catholic News

Canadian Catholic News

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Catholic who moved to Canada after several years of imprisonment and a death sentence for blasphemy in her homeland, was cited by Pope Francis as an example of “continuous martyrdom.”

Catholics in Bathurst, N.B., who have been without a bishop since last year, are welcoming a new shepherd.

Peter Nobes stood in a Nova Scotia cemetery filled with a void as he realized that his search for his great-great-grandfather’s grave was fruitless. There were no markings, no records; the grave had been lost to time.

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller said he was “deeply saddened” to learn of the death of Archbishop Adam Exner, OMI, who served as Archbishop of Vancouver from 1991 to 2004. 

Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais, who shepherded the bilingual diocese covering Canada’s capital from 1989 to 2007, died Aug. 6, Ottawa-Cornwall Archbishop Emeritus Terrence Prendergast announced in an Instagram post.

A financial aid program that helps mothers and families make difficult life-affirming decisions is approaching its first anniversary, with organizers saying they want to make it available to more people in need.

Peter Rego was 15 years old and growing up in Pakistan when the artistic bug first bit him.

In the face of “morally depraved laws” allowing and expanding euthanasia, doctors and health care workers may be called to conscientious objection while working to make palliative care available as an alternative, said Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller.

Pope Francis has named the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s vicar general, Fr. Gary Franken, as the new Bishop of St. Paul, Alta.

The appointment of a new bishop for an Eastern Catholic Church is attracting a lot of interest from Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.