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Joggers trot along the Reflecting Pool with the sun rising over the Washington Memorial and a thick layer of smoke, Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Washington. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Canadians experience wildfires each year owing to lightning strikes and “careless people,” but no one can recall conditions like this.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Thomas Collins as archbishop of Toronto and appointed Bishop Francis Leo to succeed him as the 14th archbishop of Canada’s largest diocese.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Richard G. Malloy
Jordan Peterson has gained celebrity by offering strategies for coping with modernity. But his fellow Canadian, the Jesuit Bernard Lonergan, offered strategies that were more holistic in nature and incorporated the whole community.
A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. In a Toronto speech, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has urged Canadians to work to reverse euthanasia rulings. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
There is a reason the Catholic Church often speaks of abortion and euthanasia together as life issues.
Gerard O’ConnellCindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a stunning move, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, 78, has filed a lawsuit for defamation against a Canadian woman for making “unfounded accusations of alleged sexual assault” against him.
Pope Francis is framed by decorations on the Christmas tree as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
As the pope’s step faltered, his cries for peace increased, although not without controversy and criticism.