Canada

Faith Short Take
Adam D. HincksNovember 17, 2017
Julie Payette, Canada’s new governor general, stirred up controversy with a speech to a scientific gathering in which she seemed to pit “divine intervention” against “natural process.”
Young adults gathered in the Toronto studios of Salt + Light Catholic Media this week for a town hall meeting about the church. The event was hosted by Julian Paparella, left, Emilie Callan, Cardinal Kevin Farrell and the Rev. Thomas Rosica. (Courtesy: Salt + Light)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 13, 2017
Cardinal Farrell told Canadian young people: “Make a difference. Don’t let the world control you; don’t let it drag you down.”
Politics & Society News
Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Lonueuil, Quebec, said a possible papal visit was not a major topic at the bishops' plenary gathering Sept. 25-29, but reconciliation with indigenous people remains high on the conference's agenda.
Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City. (Photo by David Iliff/Wikipedia Commons) 
Politics & Society News
An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Msgr. Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Roland Park, MD. on Nov. 15, 2016. (CNS photo/courtesy Will Kirk)
Faith News
The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican's prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told Canadian bishops the document does not signal "changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline," but represents a pastoral approach that takes into consideration "the good of the person," according to
Cardinals Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gerald Lacroix of Quebec read the prayer for the consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa on Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News)
Politics & Society News
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday and to mark the 70th anniversary of its consecration to Mary, Canada's three cardinals led the nation's bishops in a ceremony Sept. 26 to re-consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.