Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Two men from High Prairie, Alta., charged for setting fire to St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alta., on May 22 are slated for trial almost a year to the day later.

Calgary business leader and philanthropist Murray McCann is touched each year by a gesture performed by students from Calgary’s St. Mary’s University in remembrance of those who gave their lives for the freedom they now enjoy.

A new respite centre to be run by the St. Felix Centre in downtown Toronto is facing strong opposition from community stakeholders.

A new Health Canada report revealed the number of euthanasia deaths in 2022 was 13,241, 31.2-per-cent higher than the 10,092 Canadians who requested assisted suicide in 2021.

As the new president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Calgary Bishop William McGrattan devoted his October to the Synod on Synodality in Rome, while at the same time his diocese in Canada launched a new five-year pastoral renewal process. 

Nearly three-in-five Canadians (58 per cent) believe religiously affiliated hospitals should not be forced to provide assisted suicide, according to the latest joint poll released by the Angus Reid Institute and the Cardus think tank on Oct. 17.

Conservative MP Ed Fast is “profoundly disappointed in the Liberal MPs who had promised” they would support Bill C-314, but ultimately chose not to when voting time arrived on Oct. 18. 

Conservative MP Ed Fast’s Bill C-314, which would have stopped the upcoming expansion of the Canadian euthanasia regime, was defeated at second reading in the House of Commons on Oct. 18 by a 167-150 vote. 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto is deepening its commitment to support postsecondary learners by awarding five new scholarships — valued at $5,000 apiece —  starting in 2024.

Assumption University is continuing its tradition under Dr. John Cappucci of fostering Christian-Jewish ecumenical bonds.