Faith News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 26, 2018
"In this case, however, we may need to allow this fire to keep burning," Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Quebec, said.
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2018
In the wake of a June 15 ruling affecting the proposed law school at Trinity Western University, the bishops issued a statement that said they were " deeply concerned" and warned of "serious implications" and "negative repercussions" for individuals and institutions.
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceMay 14, 2018
An estimated 75-100 pro-abortion advocates, some wearing black bandanas over their faces, screamed chants and waved signs, halting the National March for Life until marchers turned around and took a different route through the streets of downtown Ottawa.
Pro-life supporters carry a banner during the annual National March for Life in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create "bubble zones" around abortion facilities in in Ottawa and likely force the march to find a new route. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 17, 2018
The new law, which takes effect Feb. 1, establishes a 50-meter, no-protest zone around eight abortion facilities in Ontario.
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceDecember 06, 2017
“We are standing on an abyss of a revolutionary change on how religions have operated in Canada.”
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceOctober 03, 2017
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.
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
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 27, 2017
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
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 27, 2017
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.
Politics & Society News
Deborah Gyapong - Catholic News ServiceAugust 30, 2017
An estimated 7,000 men, women and children, primarily Haitians, have entered Canada over the summer since U.S. President Donald Trump ended a program offering temporary asylum to Haitians displaced by that nation's 2010 earthquake.