CORNWALL, Ont. – The sexual abuse crisis is like a fire that should be left to burn in order to purify the Church, said the president of Canada’s bishops’ conference.

Pope Francis ‘very moved’ by support from Canadian bishops, says nuncio


CORNWALL, Ont. – Pope Francis is grateful for the support of Canada’s bishops during this time of difficulty in the Church, said the Vatican’s ambassador to Canada.

Children are embracing hands-on Catechism


VANCOUVER – An innovative program has revamped religious education at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Vancouver.

Toronto ready to host the World Parliament of Religions


There’s more to the world’s largest interfaith event than 10,000 people talking about religion.

Jim Hughes isn’t quitting the fight, but is stepping down as president of Campaign Life


The year was 1978. Jim Hughes had known his ups and downs in the business world. He’d experienced some failures but Hughes had worked through them and could finally consider himself a successful businessman. He was 35.

Immigration driving rise in religion in Canada


OTTAWA – A new survey shows Canada’s high levels of immigration are making the country more religious and heightening the need to respect religion’s place in the public square, says Andrew Bennett, Canada’s former ambassador for religious freedom.

Montreal Sisters divest from fossil fuel industry


Another Canadian Catholic institution has joined in the movement to sell off all carbon-based energy stocks and forbid portfolio managers from buying any more.

Toronto's Sisters of Life move into ‘spiritual hub’


The Toronto Sisters of Life are opening up a new chapter in their ministry in the heart of the city.

Woman takes Alcatraz plunge for Mary’s Meals


Liz Lambert will be taking on the greatest physical challenge of her life Sept. 29 when she takes the plunge to swim two-kilometres of the frigid San Francisco Bay from the famous Alcatraz Island to the mainland.

Data collection system to monitor doctor-induced deaths is flawed, experts warn


New federal government rules to monitor euthanasia and assisted suicide are opaque and weak at a time when legally induced deaths are rising at alarming levels, warn several organizations.

Coalition marks 20 years in euthanasia fight


It would seem the war over euthanasia is over, but the fight is not ending for Alex Schadenberg.


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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.


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