A Night with the Untouchables

A Night with the Untouchables

I live in downtown Ottawa, right in the middle of the trucker convoy protest. They are literally camped out below my bedroom window. My new neighbours moved in on Friday and they seem determined to stay. I have read a lot about what my new neighbours are supposedly like, mostly from reporters and columnists who…

GoFundMe Seizes $10 Million of Trucker Protest Fundraising, Will Give to Charities Instead

GoFundMe Seizes $10 Million of Trucker Protest Fundraising, Will Give to Charities Instead

GoFundMe says it won’t be giving the C$10 million ($8 million USD) raised to support the truckers protesting COVID-19 mandates to the organizers anymore, saying it will instead work with the organizers to send the funds to “established charities verified by GoFundMe.” “To ensure GoFundMe remains a trusted platform, we work with local authorities to…

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

CNA—The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating two more fires at Catholic churches in Canada as “suspicious,” after four churches on tribal lands burned down within one week.  At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, firefighters responded to a fire at St. Jean Baptiste Parish in the town of Morinville, Alberta. The church was…

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia. During Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, Miller said religious institutions are not being treated fairly compared to the other establishments. “As I mentioned in the…

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada

St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome end. The rector of Sts Volodymyr and Olga Cathedral in Winnipeg said he is “devastated” after a statue of St. Vladimir was found decapitated Tuesday. The head, along with pieces of the statue’s staff, are still…