News/Canada

OTTAWA -- Canada’s pro-life movement and the Catholic Church are mourning the death of a “passionate defender of life” who was never shy to speak out against the “culture of death” in modern society.

Pilgrimage sites fall victim to virus

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The uncertainty surrounding lifting restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus is beginning to take a toll on Canada’s shrines and religious pilgrimages.

Jesuits prepared to be an online ‘friend’

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Canada’s Jesuits are standing by, waiting for your call. A new “Talk to a Friend” service hopes to break through the social isolation of people dutifully staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Canada and U.S. to be consecrated to Mary in response to pandemic

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The bishops of Canada and the U.S. will consecrate their nations to the Blessed Virgin Mary May 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A search for answers ... and healing

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With at least 22 victim deaths from the largest mass shooting in Canadian history, the people of Nova Scotia are looking for answers, for hope and for healing. 

Two Antonian nuns die of COVID-19 in Quebec

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MONTREAL -- Two Antonian nuns from Chicoutimi, a borough of Saguenay, have died of COVID-19.

Retailers look for silver lining in tough times

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Economic disruption due to COVID-19 has brought business to a near standstill for Catholic merchandise retailers across the Greater Toronto Area.

Virtual classrooms a lesson in patience

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Gabriella Swan is coping well with her online classes. She finds online math classes harder, but the classes are shorter — 45 minutes as opposed to 75 in school.

Surveys point to bigger role of faith in crisis

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Canadians of faith are turning towards God more often to help them get through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Angus Reid survey.

March for Life continues online

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OTTAWA -- The annual National March for Life planned for May 14 in the nation’s capital has been cancelled.

Prayer group a victim of ‘Zoom bombing’

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VANCOUVER -- A peaceful spiritual event in Vancouver became a traumatizing one when at least a dozen people hijacked an online prayer group with shouting and obscene images.