Canadian House passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology

In a rare show of unanimity, the House of Commons overwhelmingly supported a motion to call on Pope Francis to apologize on Canadian soil for abuses that occurred at church-run residential schools.

Motion fails: Parliament wanted to direct CCCB on papal abuse apology

A conservative member of Parliament blocked a motion calling on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to invite Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church's role in abuse at Indian residential schools.

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.