The Archdiocese of Montreal argues in a court filing it is being obliged to “assist in what constitutes ‘murder’ ” by being denied a temporary exemption to keep MAiD out of a local palliative care centre.

The claim came in an appeal filed March 15 seeking to overturn an earlier ruling by Quebec Superior Court Justice Catherine Piché, which compelled the St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre to offer assisted death.

Conscience rights’ battle rages in Nova Scotia


Christian physicians in Nova Scotia have taken up the fight against the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons over a policy that would force physicians to refer patients for euthanasia, abortion and transgender services. 

Manitoba introduces ‘bubble zone’ law


The Manitoba government is following in the footsteps of provinces like British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Québec by advocating for legislation prohibiting pro-life protests, demonstrations and picketing near clinics and hospitals that offer abortion and the residences of abortion providers. 

Report concludes Oblate abused Nunavut children


Following an exhaustive investigation, retired Superior Court of Quebec Justice André Denis concluded French priest Joannès Rivoire was guilty of sexually assaulting five minors in Naujaat, Nunavut, between 1968 and 1970, and one in Arviat and Whale Cove, Nunavut, between 1974 and 1979.

Funds secured for new schools as demand grows in Edmonton, Calgary


New schools are on their way to address growing enrolment and demand in Catholic schools in Alberta’s two largest cities.

Prison ministry offers comfort, connection


Of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy it seems that the sixth, “Visiting the Imprisoned,” receives the least attention.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom to grant degrees


Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College attained a historic and long-sought achievement Feb. 28 when it was authorized to grant a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree by Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities starting in 2024-25.

Lecture tackles changing Church roles of men, women


An upcoming lecture at St. Jerome’s University will give a glimpse into the role gender plays within the Catholic Church and how it’s adapted and expanded over time. 

Getting into the ‘Spiritus’ of young adult ministry


The newest workshop from the Office of Catholic Youth is delving into Scripture, aiming to help young adults answer one of life’s great questions: “Who am I?”

The workshop “(Re)discovering Who We Are: God’s Answer to the Question of Identity” took place March 13 at St. Thomas More Parish in Scarborough and explored the speculative side of personal identity through the Catholic lens. 

Shamrocks, slainte take to Toronto streets


The streets of Toronto will once again be lined with people sporting green, white and orange as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes over the heart of downtown on the big day — March 17. 

Vancouver Archdiocese stands against anti-Semitism


Anti-Semitic rhetoric has become so intense amid pro-Palestinian sentiment in Canada that a Vancouver rabbi is more concerned about the safety of his oldest son on a Montreal university campus working to stop anti-Semitism, than he is  about his middle child, who is currently living in Israel.

Speaking to Archdiocese of Vancouver employees at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Temple Beth Israel Rabbi Jonathan Infeld said in recent months nearly all Jewish services and events have needed to have security.