Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

Jean Vanier, 90, founder of L'Arche communities and co-founder of Faith and Light, died May 7. Vanier had been suffering from cancer and was assisted at a L'Arche facility in Paris.

Canadian bishops restore some funds to aid agency as study continues

The funding tap is flowing again for Development and Peace, although it remains closed for 52 partner organizations that continue to be investigated for possible conflicts with Catholic teaching.

Canadian diocese wins case over sex abuse payouts

In a decision that confirms its right to proactively reach out to victims of sexual abuse by priests, the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, New Brunswick, has been awarded $3.4 million in a dispute with its insurance company.

Canadian ecumenical document embraces Christian concern for environment

Canada's two largest churches, which represent two-thirds of Canadian Christians, have jointly declared that climate change and ecological degradation are central, enduring concerns for Christians.

The declaration is contained in "The Hope Within Us," a document released July 23 from the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue in Canada.