Christine Gauthier testified before Canada’s House of Commons veterans committee last week that she was shocked when she was offered assisted suicide as a solution to her suffering.
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COMMENTARY: In an age in which Christian promise-keeping went into steep decline, the Queen’s life was marked by two great promises, magnificently kept.
Following a stabbing spree in rural Canada that left at least 10 dead and 18 injured, the local Catholic diocese is praying for victims and first responders.
The number of incidents targeting Catholics increased more than 260% between 2020 and 2021, according to crime figures from Canada’s national statistical office, Canada Statistics.
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father said the Church needs to avoid collaborating with state power, which seeks to destroy the ‘natural attachment of peoples to their values.’
Pope Francis was in Canada this week on what he has called a ‘penitential pilgrimage.’ His aim was to address the harms suffered by Indigenous individuals and communities in Canada. The papal trip had three main stops: first Edmonton in the west, then Quebec City in the east (for the Pope to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) and, finally, a visit to the remote Baffin Island community of Iqaluit, in the far north. EWTN News was able to travel with the papal press corps during the trip, and the Register provided a special report from Edmonton by Colm Flynn just before the Holy Father touched down in North America. Colm Flynn joins us here with his story.
Pope Francis encouraged those in attendance to reach out with love to others, and to accompany them in their need.