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Here’s what’s been happening across the country: In Vancouver, the city’s Archbishop slept in a cardboard box last week to raise awareness, money and be in solidarity with the homeless. In Alberta, the Catholic school board has welcomed revised legislation on gay-straight alliances. In Saskatoon, a woman with MS shares her thoughts on the Canadian Supreme ...read more
Here are some of the things making headlines across Canada: In Vancouver, the library at the University of British Columbia has acquired a 770 year old document. Why is it important to Catholics? It’s a papal bull issued in 1245 at the Council of Lyon. In Edmonton, historian and theologian Massimo Faggioli said Pope Francis ...read more
Here are some of the stories getting attention across the country this week: In preparation for October’s Synod on the Family, the Vatican has asked bishops to consult as many lay people, priests and religious as possible on topics related to the family. Canadian dioceses are going forward whole heartedly to reach as many Canadian ...read more
Here’s what’s been making headlines in the Church across Canada: More reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide. Archbishop Michael Miller sent this letter to Vancouver’s Catholics Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto and representatives of various groups focused on life issues also issued statements in the days after the ruling. Similarly, Bishop Donald ...read more
Here’s what’s been happening across the country this past week. In Rimouski, the church is in shock after Archbishop Pierre André Fournier died suddenly at the age of 71. In the prairies, there is increasing discussion around the idea that maybe there are other, more effective alternatives to the standard approach taken by the criminal ...read more
Here’s what’s been making headlines in the church across Canada this week: In Montreal: Hockey legend Jean Beliveau passed away this week. The obituaries in national media focused on his hockey skill and his upstanding sportsmanship. None mentioned his commitment to his Catholic faith. Montreal Archbishop Christian Lepin will preside at the funeral Mass for ...read more
Here are some stories from across the Canadian Church this week: Ever wonder what its like to live in a place with no permanent priest? One community in La Ronge, Saskatchewan knows exactly what that feels like. One sister offers her presence as a means of spiritual support to the community. You may have heard ...read more
In Toronto, different religious groups are working together by opening their place of worship on winter nights to keep the city’s homeless out of the cold. In Saskatoon, Bishop Don Bolen is calling on Catholics to get better informed about the cases of missing aboriginal women in the province and the country, and pray for ...read more
Most diocesan news papers and news sites have scaled back production for the summer. This week’s Coast to Coast is a look at upcoming events across the country. July 31 is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Canadian Jesuits and Jesuit affiliated parishes, schools, and organizations will be celebrating in different ways across the ...read more
In Vancouver, the Catholic school board has created a policy for dealing with transgender children after one family pulled their child out of a lower mainland Catholic school and filed a human rights complaint. The dioceses of Edmonton and Mackenzie – Fort Smith have signed a covenant of cooperation, inspired by John Paul II. In ...read more