“I am here not to fight the Church — I am here to fight for a better Church,” says Professor Mariéle Wulf about her role as director of the Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons (CPCS) at Saint. Paul University in Ottawa.

CFS Toronto centralizes offices


Catholic Family Services of Toronto is combining its offices into one location, with a vow to continue providing care for the whole community from its midtown office at the Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre. 

Redemptive suffering a ‘ministry within a ministry’


What began as an intellectual interest in the Catholic understanding of suffering has become for Erin Kinsella both a personal encounter with suffering and a “ministry within a ministry.”

More supports, less death, say MAiD opponents at Parliament Hill rally


Speakers at a rally on Parliament Hill demanded the federal government provide more life-saving supports for those deeply suffering from mental illness rather than giving them access to medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

A timely reminder: don’t forget sick, lonely


“I was sick and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36).

This Biblical passage was the inspiration behind the Pastoral Home Care/SASMAD service that gathered with more than 120 people at Montreal’s St. Isaac Jogues Parish to celebrate the 32nd World Day of the Sick.

Its message could hardly be more timely.

Love Lent, and the journey to Christ


With Ash Wednesday, the Newman Centre embarked on a spiritual journey for Lent. The Catholic chaplaincy at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus launched a campaign known as “Love Lent” to provide various opportunities to engage in Lenten activities right up until the beginning of Holy Week. 

Jesuits planning to close Manresa


The Jesuits Of Canada are planning to close the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering, Ont., after nearly 80 years of service to the community. 

All ages invited to Lift Jesus Higher


The 33rd annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally returns March 2, giving attendees the chance to experience Jesus’ love in a unique and grand format. 

The Lift Jesus Higher Rally will be taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with two distinct celebrations, one for adults and a second for youth aged 13-18. Both will feature important pillars of the Catholic faith throughout the day, with testimonials, reflections, divine mercy celebration and eucharistic adoration. 

Settlement reached in abuse trial


The Archdiocese of Vancouver has reached a settlement with a man who was sexually assaulted by a priest and a teacher at Holy Trinity Parish in North Vancouver in the 1970s.

CCCB, Christian churches launch appeal for Ukraine peace


Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined Christian counterparts in marking the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an invitation for all to join in praying for peace. 

Too far down Slippery Slope Say MAiD Expansion Opponents


Canada is already too far down the slippery slope with regard to medically assisted dying, and should aim for “living with dignity” as opposed to “dying with dignity” say proponents of more compassionate alternatives for the mentally ill and other vulnerable populations.