TROSLY-BREUIL, France -- Gathered in a makeshift chapel around a simple pine casket, members of L'Arche communities and Faith and Light groups from around the world mourned the passing of Jean Vanier and celebrated his life, his wisdom, his holiness and humanity.

Jail or fine? Quebec split on punishment


A majority of Quebec residents favour a ban on religious symbols, but they are split on how to punish those who would break the proposed new law, a poll reveals.

MP Mark Warawa's final speech a plea for palliative care


Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP from Langley-Aldergrove in B.C., is leaving politics as he battles cancer. In his farewell speech to the House of Commons on May 7 — his 69th birthday — Warawa made an impassioned plea for better palliative care in this country. Here is an abridged excerpt from his speech:

Faith in the face of death


Edmonton -- “Live like you were dying.”

Pro-life group ‘goes far too far,’ says bishop


Montreal -- Some Quebec bishops have expressed alarm that the main Quebec organizer for the May 9 National March for Life in Ottawa signed a letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy.

March brings out voices for life


Ottawa -- Despite new logistical challenges and competition from a new march in Toronto, the 22nd National March for Life drew thousands to Parliament Hill May 9 to protest the 50th anniversary of abortion in Canada.

‘A treasure beyond imagining’: Archdiocese welcomes four new priests at Toronto ordinations


“We are called beyond ourselves to the glory of God,” Cardinal Thomas Collins told a packed St. Michael’s Cathedral as he ordained four men to the priesthood on May 11.

Success on Asia Bibi case only the beginning


The news of Asia Bibi’s arrival in Canada after more than eight years on death row in Pakistan set off celebrations in many corners of the world, but few could compare with the jubilation felt by a group of Canadian volunteers who have fought for years on her behalf.

Court upholds ruling that Ontario doctors must refer for services they oppose


An appeals court in Ontario has upheld a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario requirement that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services such as assisted dying and abortion that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.

Militant posts video threat, saying he is in Canada to kill Asia Bibi


MANCHESTER, England - An Islamic militant has posted a video on the internet boasting that he has arrived in Canada to kill Asia Bibi.

Justice sought for pre-born murder victim


OTTAWA - The family of murder victims Arianna Goberdhan and her pre-born daughter Asaara are looking for the public’s help in a new push to create a law that would mean an unborn child could be considered a murder victim.



Herman Goodden: No signs of defeat on path of resistance 

Though my legs and lower vertebrae sympathetically throbbed at the prospect of spending another 16 out of 24 sleep-deprived hours...


Pope's homily



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