Fire damage is seen to Blessed Sacrament Parish in downtown Regina, SK. A suspected arsonist attacked the parish Feb. 9, 2024.Photo courtesy ArchdiocesePhoto courtesy Fr. James Hentges of Grouard-McLennan

MPs choose not to condemn church fires

A call to condemn the most recent arson attack on a Christian church — Feb. 9 at Blessed Sacrament Church in downtown Regina — failed to gain unanimous approval in the House of Commons. On Feb. 12, Conservative MP Corey Tochor called for unanimous consent to condemn the arson at Blessed Sacrament. Members of the...

These are the blueprints for St. Francis Xavier Church, which is set to be built to replace the church torched in 2021. (Photo courtesy Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee)

Attawapiskat eager for rebuilding of church destroyed by fire

By Luke Mandato St. Francis Xavier Church in Attawapiskat, one of the churches destroyed in a rash of fires across the nation in 2021, is set to rise from the ashes. A new church is to be built in the northern Ontario community on the site of the previous church destroyed by a fire ruled...

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