Canadian Catholic News

Canadian Catholic News

EDMONTON -- Chelsy Vanderberg’s anxieties are heightened each time she prepares for another night shift at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver priest Fr. Davide Lanzani compares Rome to a war zone.

EDMONTON -- At 85, most priests would be content to mark six decades of priesthood with quiet retirement. But not Fr. Don Stein.

Bishop Ken Nowakowski, who has shepherded the Ukrainian Eparchy of New Westminster, B.C., since 2007, has been appointed bishop of the Eparchy of the Holy Family in London, England.

EDMONTON -- Fr. Ian Boyd is a man of many titles — a pioneering scholar, a world traveller and a compassionate spiritual director.

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver mom Bonnie Way has long been inspired by the Canadian martyrs, eight Jesuit missionaries who in the 1600s gave their lives to preach the Gospel to North America’s Indigenous peoples.

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.