A federal judge in Canada has struck down the Safe Third Country Agreement, which sends refugees arriving at the border back to detention in the United States, on the grounds that it violates the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L'Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.
With the upcoming general election in Canada-on October 21--Catholics' participation in the present political contest has been to sponsor a public political debate in Toronto between candidates of the major parties. The Archdiocese of Toronto livestreamed the event.
According to the National Trust for Canada, close to 9,000 churches could be closed within the next decade, citing the fact that they are becoming “surplus to the needs of society.”
The declaration is contained in "The Hope Within Us," a document released July 23 from the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue in Canada.
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto urged people to pray with him for the victims of a shooting spree that claimed three lives, including a 10-year-old girl, late July 22.
Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan dismissed Western policy regarding the Syrian civil war as Machiavellian and hypocritical, driven by global strategic interests and the price of oil.