B.C. fundraising campaign underway

By Canadian Catholic News

VANCOUVER -- Hopes are high for a generous response to the B.C. Bishops’ Campaign in Support of Healing and Reconciliation this month.

Environmental revolutionary: John Dorner quietly lit path for care of creation

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The revolution will not happen on TV, on Twitter or on TikTok. A transformed Church cannot be effected by a meme. So John Dorner isn’t watching his newsfeed, waiting for a revolution to hold the Church accountable for caring for creation. He is acting. He has reached that point in life where he can see the change that must outlive him.

New CWL president sets sights on a return to normal

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Newly elected Catholic Women’s League president Fran Lucas has a long list of hopes and dreams for Canada’s largest women’s organization, but the most immediate item on her wish list is “to come back to something as close as possible to the normal we once knew.”

Margaret’s Place Hospice a gift of love

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The doors have opened at the newest hospice in the Hamilton, Ont., area as the ribbon was cut on the new Margaret’s Place Hospice on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa.

Climate issues top of voters’ minds

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Faith groups that for years have warned that unless climate change is addressed the future enjoyment of God’s creation is bleak are encouraged the issue is at the forefront as Canadians get set to vote Sept. 20.

Catholic agencies ready for Afghan refugee influx

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Canada’s commitment to take in 20,000 new Afghan refugees looks pretty generous compared to Great Britain’s (population 66 million) pledge to take in 20,000 over five years or the United States’ (population 328 million) promise to welcome 30,000. But what happens to them once they get here?

Faith groups have long list of concerns for leader election debates

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- True and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians, a “just” economic recovery from COVID, action to address climate change and a country that welcomes refugees and immigrants are among the issues that Catholic and faith-based organizations want Canada’s federal party leaders to address in debates before the Sept. 20 national election.

Assembly of First Nations leader will not meet Pope Francis at Vatican

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations will not meet with the Pope when a meeting scheduled for December between Pope Francis and Canadian Indigenous leaders will be held, and it’s still not certain if any AFN leaders will attend.

Bishops support Season of Creation

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The Season of Creation, on Sept. 1 through to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Oct. 4, has the wholehearted support of Canada’s bishops, said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops spokesperson Lisa Gall.

Activists looking for pro-life voices

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Pro-life activists say Canada needs more people willing to stand up for life in the corridors of power as Canada’s mainstream political parties continue to squeeze pro-life voices out of the public arena

Mother seeks assisted death for four-year-old child

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The “slippery slope” critics of the medical assistance in dying (MAiD) system have been warning about may be ready to tilt once more as a Quebec mother seeks an assisted death for her four-year-old child.