Getting at trafficking’s root causes

TORONTO – It’s not the oldest profession. It’s age-old oppression.

  • By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Nature’s beauty, new friends, athletic gifts inspire Steinburg’s journey

On the longest day of the year, I stood on a mountain trail in the middle of the French Alps a mile above sea level. I had every reason to count my blessings.

Homeless shelter volunteers put wheels in motion

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tom Mayhew spins the rear tire of a bicycle secured firmly on a repair rack.

Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

SAN DIEGO – It may sound like an oxymoron, but Father Michael A. Mikstay says some of the most peaceful moments of his military chaplaincy have been spent in a war zone.

Child missionary group uses baseball to connect Cubans, Americans

WASHINGTON – It was the end of a long day of baseball under the late May sun in Santa Clara, Cuba, and Marilyn Santos found an unpainted, dented, wooden baseball bat among the shiny blue and black ones she had brought from the United States.

TCDSB student filmmakers received red carpet treatment for their films

TORONTO – Student filmmakers from across the Toronto Catholic District School Board received the red carpet treatment April 21 as they celebrated the big-screen premiere of their short films.

BCN Cafe teaches special needs’ students life skills

TORONTO – An award-winning program at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School is providing students with special needs the opportunity to learn valuable life skills while serving others.

Bolton students join project tracking satellite in space

A partnership bridging borders and outer space is expected to expose students at St. John Paul II School in Bolton, Ont. to never-before-seen images of the Earth from hundreds of kilometres above the planet.

100 years of memories from Loretto College

TORONTO – In many ways, Loretto College School hasn’t changed at all in the past 100 years.

Catholic education can never be neutral

Pope Francis, speaking to Italian school teachers and parents, said, “Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of the school is to develop a sense of truth of what is good and beautiful.”

Promoting Catholic education 140 characters at a time

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is celebrating Catholic Education Week in 140 characters or less.


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Oblate superior drawn early to life as a missionary priest

OTTAWA – In 1976, in preparation for his final vows to become an Oblate priest, Fr. Louis Lougen asked God for “the grace to be a missionary.”