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The final audience stands with Pope Francis and members of the Indigenous delegation where the Pontiff delivered an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada's residential school system, at the Vatican, April 1, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vatican Media)

Pope Francis apologizes for residential school abuses

Politics Insider for April 1: First Nations delegates make progress at the Vatican; Trudeau pushes for a G19; and a Wildrose battle

Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on June 4, 2021 (Darryl Dyck/CP)

One priest’s message to the church: ‘Shut your mouth and just listen’

Father Paul Bringleson spoke to his congregation in Flin Flon, Man., in a powerful sermon apologizing for residential schools and calling out the failures of Catholic Church leaders

Why Catholic priests should be allowed to marry

Michael Coren: There’s no compelling biblical reason why priests have to be celibate. Ordaining married men today would do nothing but good.

Let the church remain the church

Michael Coren: Joe Biden was refused communion because of his stance on abortion. When it comes to the Catholic church, where do we draw the line?

It’s not what the Church has done, it’s that we don’t really care anymore

Scott Gilmore: The latest scandal unmasks far more than the institutional rot of the Catholic church—it reveals a profound shift in society and human history

Pope Francis has condemned capital punishment. But can his legacy endure?

Opinion: Pope Francis has deemed capital punishment unacceptable in all circumstances—a bold and likely definitive mark on the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine

The Catholic Church has a sainthood problem

Opinion: The Church is considering two people with serious anti-Semitic pasts for canonization—which threatens to undo its recent good work

Canada’s MPs call for a residential-school apology—exposing a Church in crisis

Opinion: MPs have voted to ask the Pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools—and it’s due time he did the right thing

What the U.S. pro-life movement forgets about its own roots

Opinion: Pope Francis has been slammed for equating the saving of ‘innocent unborn’ with migrants. But social justice sparked the anti-abortion movement in the first place

2018 will be the year of the polarized church

A decision on a controversial text could cleave the Catholic faith in two

The Reformation at 500: Grappling with Martin Luther’s anti-Semitic legacy

Opinion: On the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, what lessons have been learned from the virulent but influential hatred of a foundational church figure?

In Ireland, an orange rage continues to burn over the Twelfth

In Northern Ireland, sparks between Catholics and Protestants are still everywhere, alight