Euthanasia Prevention Coalition granted intervenor status in assisted death case

The Court of Appeal of Alberta has granted the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) intervenor status in the controversial case of a 27-year-old Calgary woman with autism seeking approval for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) against her father’s wishes. On May 17, the non-profit that opposes assisted suicide submitted a five-page application to intervene containing legal...

Steve Weatherbe holds a Christians for Israel sign in Victoria with other supporters. The group gathers to protest pro-Palestinian rallies in Victoria. (Contributed photos)

Victoria Catholic picks up support while showing solidarity for Israel

Sometimes, a free afternoon is all you need to start a counter-protest. Catholic pro-life organizer and retired journalist Steven Weatherbe was visiting Vancouver with his wife, who was attending a conference. He was at a loss for what to do with his afternoon, and then he saw a pro-Palestinian rally forming at the Vancouver Art...

Society’s loss of the ability to centre conversations on “a common set of facts” is a theme of recent essays that lament the state of journalism. (Tomasz Mikołajczyk/Pixabay)

Truth, media, and good governance – moving toward and respecting the truth

By Catholic Conscience On May 12, Pope Francis marked the 58th World Day of Social Communications by saying a world increasingly permeated by artificial intelligence must never lose sight of the “wisdom of the heart.”  The following essay from Catholic Conscience makes the point that communication also depends on truth, a point increasingly being lost in today’s...

Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber, and former National Chief Phil Fontaine (l-r) spoke about reconciliation and relationships at a diocesan “Continuing the Walk” adult faith dessert night April 18, 2024 in Saskatoon. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

Former National Chief and retired Archbishop share insights into their journey of reconciliation

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski A former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and a former President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops spoke together in Saskatoon April 18, reflecting on their part in the history of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, as well as their personal journey in becoming adopted brothers. Former...

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Medically-provided euthanasia: From so-called ‘Compassionate Offer’ to ‘Unspoken Hint’

By Peter Oliver, Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan In January 2024, the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) identified working with the Saskatchewan Bishops to develop a provincial response to medically-provided euthanasia (known as Medical Assistance in Dying or MAiD) as a top priority. Instinctively this felt right, but I’m prone to ask questions and I...

A death certificate for a Vicky Stewart, who died of meningitis at an Edmonton hospital. Her death is playing a role in a class action launched against the Archdiocese of Edmonton, one of its priests and his missionary order. Photo courtesy of Province of Alberta

Child’s death certificate muddies Edmonton class-action allegation

An alleged murder that is part of a class action suit against the Archdiocese of Edmonton was actually death from meningitis, a government record obtained by The Catholic Register affirms. In court filings last February, lead plaintiff Sphenia Jones says she witnessed fellow student Vicky Stewart dying “after being hit in the head with a wood implement...

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, takes notes during a news conference to present the dicastery’s declaration ‘Dignitas Infinita’ on human dignity, a copy of which is nearby, at the Vatican press office April 8.CNS photo/Pablo Esparza

Former trustee feels vindicated by dicastery’s dignity document

Reading the passages about gender theory written in the new Vatican document Dignitas Infinita (Infinite Dignity) offered Francine Champagne, a former school trustee in Winnipeg, a feeling of vindication. “The document supports what I have been saying all along: We are born male or female,” said Champagne. “God makes no mistakes.” The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith...

When Canada’s Ukrainian bishops sent out their Easter greetings letter this year, they dated it Easter, March 31. They also dated it Easter, May 5. The dual dates reflect the two different ways Ukrainians celebrate Easter. Some follow the Gregorian calendar that we do. Others, particularly Eastern and Orthodox Christians, use the Julian calendar. If...

Theo Johnson is shown playing for the Holy Names High School Knights. (Rob Mcintyre file photo)

Theo Johnson is shown playing for the Holy Names High School Knights. (Rob Mcintyre file photo)

Catholic high school football star eyes God over NFL draft as path to success

Days before the April 25-27 NFL draft, Theo Johnson was reconnecting with his Windsor, Ont., roots instead of focusing on being pegged by Bleacher Report as the 107th-ranked prospect. “I’m back in the places that built me up to who I am,” said Johnson. “Seeing my old high school reminded me a lot of the...

The International Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May after Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees voted against a trustee’s motion. (Facebook photo)

Audience erupts in anger as trustees oppose flying pro-life flag at Toronto Catholic schools

The International Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May. Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees voted against an April 23 motion proposed by trustee Michael Del Grande that the pro-life flag fly outside all schools and the Catholic Education Centre during the month of May, just as the board voted to...

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