Pope Francis has once again commanded worldwide attention, this time by issuing clear Catholic teaching on our relationship with the environment. The Register covered what Pope Francis had to say about climate change and a culture of waste in his encyclical, Laudato Si’. We included reactions from Canadian bishops and world leaders, key messages, intelligent commentary and much more in a special 12-page encyclical feature published on June 28, 2015. Below you will find articles on Pope Francis' papal document.
- Francis opens dialogue on our common home, by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
- What kind of world will we leave our children? by Catholic Register staff
- Canada squarely in Laudato Si' crosshairs, by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
- Pope's respect for Islam in encyclical a Ramadan blessing, by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
- Francis takes fresh approach to dialogue, by Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News
- We're all in it together, by Peter Whittle, Catholic Register Special
- Reaction from around the world, by Catholic Register staff
- Wise words for society: 'Thou shalt not waste,' by Angela Saldanha, Catholic Register Special
- A parish far ahead of its time, by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
- Spiritual ways to a better environment, by Jean Ko Din, The Catholic Register
- Education is key in combatting ecological crisis, by Katherine Bergman, Catholic Register Special
- Here today and gone tomorrow? Not likely, by Peter Kavanagh, Catholic Register Sepcial
HAMILTON, ONT. - At Hamilton’s St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, members of the senior soccer teams are learning more than just tactics, strategy and skills specific to their sport; they’re learning how faith contributes to their game.
Fr. James Mulligan sees the collaboration between school and parish as an essential component of Catholic education existence.
And with the spread of secularization across nearly all the facilities of contemporary Western society, the need for parish and school to work hand-in-hand is increasing, he said. This poses a challenge for both priests and educators, yet also offers a gift to all those involved with Catholic education.
RICHMOND HILL, Ont. - Cynthia Bettio said it is rare for a teacher to get an instant feeling of satisfaction from their students, but last semester, she witnessed her Grade 11 parenting class go from being unsure to empowered.
Vowed life is a mystery, but only in the Catholic sense. There’s no mystery in the vows themselves. Poverty, chastity and obedience are pretty straightforward — no money, no sex, no turning your back on the demands of the community.
Approximately 800 km northwest of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is Fort Good Hope, a remote, mostly First Nations community through which the mighty Mackenzie River flows on its way to the Arctic Ocean.
Sr. Susan Kidd said the need for consecrated life in the world hasn’t changed, but she admits there was a time when the religious were more visible and it was easier to connect with a sister.
It is often said that a religious sister never truly retires, and Sr. Mary Ann Maxwell is living proof.
The Canadian member of the Sisters of Charity of Immaculate Conception spent her first 37 years as a nun working as both a teacher and principalin the Catholic school system, from which she had just graduated.