Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

ST. ISIDORE, ONT. -- When the historic church in St. Isidore, built in 1879, was destroyed by fire after a lightning storm in 2016, the community vowed off that the spiritual centre of the small French-Canadian community in eastern Ontario would rise again.

OTTAWA -- The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the “heartbreaking” neglect that many elderly Canadians and other vulnerable people have been facing in modern Canadian society, but that exposure can also be an opportunity for Catholics and other Canadians to reassess our “values and lifestyle” in a meaningful way, say Canada’s Catholic bishops.

OTTAWA -- With the federal government facing an increasing deficit piled up by spending on COVID-19 relief measures, a Christian think tank says Ottawa must do more to help charities survive the effects of the pandemic.

A Quebec court has agreed to allow the federal government to put off making changes to Canada’s medically-assisted suicide law until mid-December.

OTTAWA -- Friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Robert Walley, a Catholic doctor who committed his life to helping save the lives of mothers and babies in the developing world.

OTTAWA -- Trust and respect. It is easy to say, but hasn’t always been easy to follow during the long history of the Catholic Church and Canada’s Indigenous communities.

OTTAWA -- Myths that independent schools in Ontario are bastions of privilege are getting in the way of an education funding model that is “fair and flexible” in Canada’s largest province, an Ontario-based religious think tank says.

OTTAWA -- The federal government is now conceding it can’t change the rules around assisted suicide before a court-imposed deadline of July 11.

OTTAWA -- An effort in the nation’s capital to rally faith and community leaders in solidarity against anti-Black racism also served as a lesson about racist views held by some in society for a brief yet disturbing moment on June 9.

OTTAWA -- The case against an Ottawa Jesuit priest for violating Ontario’s abortion clinic bubble zone restrictions could go on for years, the lawyer for Fr. Tony Van Hee says.