Canadian dioceses rally to help migrants, mostly Haitians, fleeing U.S.

As waves of asylum seekers continue to cross illegally into Canada from the United States, Catholic dioceses in Quebec and eastern Ontario are mobilizing to meet their needs. 

Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral

Ottawa, Canada -- The archbishop expressed regret that several Catholics were shocked at the sight of a giant robotic spider perched on Notre Dame Cathedral.

Canadian bishops issue synod questionnaire, will keep results private

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited dioceses to prepare for the worldwide Synod of Bishops with a set of questions on marriage and family life, but the conference said any questionnaire results will remain private.

Canada's Supreme Court strikes down physician-assisted suicide ban

This historic decision does away with most provisions in law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, giving the government a year to craft legislation.