Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Having ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s closing of a number of parishes was canonically unsound, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy has further said that civil law does not trump canonical rights. 

Reading the passages about gender theory written in the new Vatican document Dignitas Infinita (Infinite Dignity) offered Francine Champagne, a former school trustee in Winnipeg, a feeling of vindication. 

Anecdotes, facts and figures spotlighted in the Diocese of Calgary’s 2023 Impact Report, unveiled on April 7, exemplify a Catholic community on the upswing. Based on the data, the most remarkable success story of the previous calendar year was the stupefying rise in sacramental celebrations.

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) trustee Mike Del Grande hopes that on April 23, almost 200 TCDSB schools and the Catholic Education Centre will get the go ahead to fly the international pro-life flag annually during May.

For the second time in a month, the Vatican’s Dicastery of the Clergy has ruled St. John’s Archbishop Peter Hundt did not follow the proper canonical procedure in closing and selling a Catholic parish. 

The health program director for the non-partisan think tank Cardus wants Canadian Catholics to help champion better pediatric palliative care practices.

Rebecca Vachon said that “saturating each parish” with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)’s Horizons of Hope teachings could organically encourage congregants to become effective standard-bearers for pediatric palliative care. The toolkit approaches palliative care through the lens of moral and pastoral theology.

They have yet to receive an agenda outlining what their Vatican visit will entail, but Fr. Fábio de Souza, Fr. Pierre Ducharme, O.F.M., and Fr. Daniel Ouellet told The Catholic Register they are ready to discern, listen and share at the “Parish Priests for the Synod” international meeting.

The president of a global Christian persecution watchdog is sounding the alarm over multiple bills tabled by Bloc Québécois MPs calling for repeal of religious speech protections outlined in the wilful promotion of hatred and anti-Semitism sections of the Criminal Code.

On March 26, Catholic Social Services (CSS) in Edmonton launched its inaugural “Giving Hope Tuesday,” a special philanthropy occasion to encourage monetary gifts toward specific projects, programs and initiatives.

This idea is inspired by the Giving Tuesday tradition, hosted the first Tuesday following Black Friday as a national day of bequeathing monetary donations to non-profits and causes in need.

April marks six months since the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth was forced to close the historic St. Theresa’s Church on North Street because of high levels of mould in the building.

And since then, according to archdiocesan spokesperson Aurea Sadi, more issues have emerged.