Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Benefitting from over seven months of hindsight, Archbishop Guy Desrochers considers it auspicious that the first liturgical reading he heard in late June upon accepting his appointment to the Archdiocese of Moncton was God calling Abram — later Abraham — to set forth to a new land bravely.

The North American box office is off to a feeble start in 2024. January produced a total haul of $513.6 million. According to the media measurement and analytics company Comscore, this marks the worst performance for the first month of the year, outside of the COVID years, since 1999.

The federal government established a pathway for Bill C-62 — the legislation that, if passed by Parliament before March 17, will halt the expansion of Canada’s euthanasia regime for at least two years — to likely progress through the House of Commons before the end of Feb. 15. 

A suspected arson struck at Blessed Sacrament Parish in downtown Regina Feb. 9.

St. Mary of Egypt Refuge is embarking on the third year of its commitment to provide comfort and support for survivors of sex trafficking.

Alberta’s proposed parental rights policy is another step in parents regaining control of their children’s education —  in particular concerning a perceived overreach with gender ideology — from school bureaucrats, say its supporters.

The federal government is planning to delay its planned expansion of assisted suicide for individuals sole living with mental illness until March 2027.

The University of Guelph, Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) and Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) are collaborating to provide students with disabilities the skills essential for competitive employment. 

Canada’s Catholic colleges and universities are taking a “wait and see” view of the federal government’s Jan. 22 pronouncement of a two-year intake cap on international student permits.

After a rash of “very poor” judgments in recent years, John Carpay was “happily surprised” the Federal Court of Canada ruled on Jan. 23 that Justin Trudeau’s government was not justified in using the Emergencies Act against the Freedom Convoy protest in 2022.