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.

Pope tasks judge to investigate Cardinal Lacroix


Pope Francis has asked a retired Quebec judge to conduct an investigation “into the facts, circumstances and imputability of (an) alleged offense” targeting Quebec Cardinal Gérald Lacroix.

Conservatives all in on exploitation bill


In contrast to the controversial Online Harms Act (Bill C-63) recently tabled by the federal government, Conservative MPs are putting their weight behind Bill C-270 to prevent young people from being exploited by online pornography.

Abuse charges withdrawn against Toronto priest


Sexual abuse charges have been withdrawn against a Toronto priest on loan to the Diocese of Peterborough.