Anna Farrow

Anna Farrow

With the purchase of a new property in 2021 and ambitious plans for development, Canadian Jesuits are hoping to buck the trend of closures and contraction experienced by Quebec Catholic institutions over the past 50 years.

In June of this year, I wrote an article for The Catholic Register on the life and ministry of Fr. Charles Robert (Rob) Brennan, SJ. At the time, Fr. Rob was in palliative care at the Jesuit residence in Pickering, Ont. In my opening sentence, I noted that in 2020 he had said that the only vocational aspiration that remained to him was a “good death.” As it turns out, his prayers, and the prayers of his many friends, were answered and Fr. Rob enjoyed, indeed truly relished, several months’ worth of dying.

September 13, 2023

Red Mass resurrected

A group of 60 jurists, notaries and law students gathered at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Montreal’s historic Notre-Dame Basilica on Sept. 7 to attend the first Red Mass organized by the newly formed Société Saint-Yves de Montréal.

September 8, 2023

Taking faith to the bank

As Canadians deal with the pressures of a financial crisis, there is opportunity to be found in Catholic values

Four years ago, Aaron Semple was in a sober-living facility in Ontario, recovering from a decades-old addiction to drugs, and searching for the tools he needed to construct a new, sober life. His decision to sign up for a retreat inspired by the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises led Semple to a faith community, friendship and a move to Montreal to help bring that retreat-experience to others.

Canadian Christians of Pakistani heritage filled Celebration Square in Mississauga, Ont., in mid-August — not in joy but in sorrowful protest.

A Christian organization forced to cancel a 10-day prayer rally in Quebec City has filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the provincial government for material and moral damages and for violating its Charter rights.

This autumn, when Loyola High School in Montreal opens its doors to welcome 50 young women to the incoming seventh-grade class, only two single-sex Jesuit secondary schools will remain in Canada.

After nearly 50 years serving as a cellphone-free refuge for prayer and silence in the centre of Ottawa, a mission house of the Madonna House Apostolate is closing its doors.

The appointment of a Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) provider as Interim Clinical Director of Palliative Care at a Catholic hospital in Ontario has provoked renewed concern about the future of Catholic health care in Canada.