CATHOLIC EDUCATION SPECIAL

The fall school year is just around the corner and The Catholic Register has put together a Catholic education special feature.

Order of Malta Lebanon Camp: seeing the face of God in the disabled

CHABROUH, Lebanon – In a pristine mountain setting in Lebanon, a female volunteer gently takes hold of the hands of Mohammed, a disabled adult who has trouble communicating. She gazes into his eyes – still shaded in heart-shaped sunglasses from the dress-up activity a few hours earlier – as she engages him in a dance to the rhythm of the music playing in the background.

In praise of school administrators

As students and teachers prepare to start a new school year, it is appropriate to acknowledge the vital role of a group that is often maligned in education — those holding positions in administration.

Pat Daly takes on familiar post with Ontario trustees

For the first time since forming in 1930 the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) has elected a president to serve a second term.

Toronto school sees jump in math grades through unique strategy

TORONTO – Strategies to improve reading skills are helping students at a Toronto French Catholic school improve their math skills.

Dufferin-Peel offers first primary years IB program

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Some of Mississauga’s youngest Catholic students will make history this year as the first students in Ontario to attend a Catholic school authorized for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.

Teens program plants seeds of healthy relationships

TORONTO – High school is a formative time in a person’s life. For most people, it is when teens begin to make new friends and start dating.

Maximilian Kolbe accepted Our Lady's call to purity, martyrdom

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 16:13). This is the Gospel that St. Maximilian Kolbe preached with his life and death. On the 75th anniversary of his death (Aug. 14), the Church celebrated his heroic sacrifice in 1941 when he volunteered his life in place of a fellow Auschwitz inmate.

God and the Olympic Games

The XXXI Olympic Games, the 16-day athletic love-fest to a samba beat in Rio de Janeiro, are a secular endeavour featuring more fanfare than faith, more spectacle than spirit.

From marshy to manicured: Gardens' gruesome past grows into green haven

VATICAN CITY – Today's lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.

Getting at trafficking’s root causes

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