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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

Read all of The Catholic Register's Catholic Education Week coverage here. We will be gradually posting the stories onto the website over the weekend. 


CALL TO SERVICE

Read all of The Catholic Register's "Call to Service" feature stories from the print edition here.

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.”

Cyberspace mined for next generation of religious

When Sr. Mary Rowell was growing up, religious communities were everywhere. They ran schools, colleges, parish activities, hospitals and day care centres.

There are no dark days for engineer turned pilgrim of faith

QUEBEC CITY – As a pilgrim, Ann Sieben had just walked 5,000 km from her hometown of Denver to Quebec City, making it just in time for the Easter triduum.

Worldwide vocation boom expected to soon bring influx of priests to Canada

MONTREAL – Vocations to the priesthood may be lagging in North America and Europe, but the ranks of Scalabrinian priests are swelling in other parts of the world, according to Fr. Joseph Fugolo.

Sr. Prejean believes in dignity for all

WINDSOR, ONT. – Sr. Helen Prejean said ministering to inmates on death row, and prisoners in general, is something that takes effort and persistence, but it is mutually beneficial to her in her call as a religious sister.

Despite challenges, fight against assisted suicide goes on

MONTREAL – When Quebec’s doctors were blindsided by their professional association and its support for assisted suicide, Dr. Catherine Ferrier knew she had to spring into action.
“We didn’t see it coming. We knew it was out there but it was on the margins. Three-quarters of the population was against medically assisted suicide. The legislation kept dying” every time a politician would introduce a motion in favour of assisted suicide, said Ferrier, who has been one of the leaders in the fight against medical aid in dying for the past seven years.

"Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love)

Pope Francis released its apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love) on Friday, April 8, 2016. Here are all the stories and reactions by The Catholic Register on the Pope's landmark document. 

A tale of two cities

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - Even though technically they’re in two different countries, Ireland’s two biggest cities, Dublin and Belfast, are a two-hour drive apart with no border checkpoint.

Off Ireland's beaten track

DROGHEDA, Ireland - Beyond the must-see sites and attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway and the Guinness warehouse, there are many places in Ireland that are overlooked by tourists. 

St. Jude’s helps special needs clients feel a part of society

A genuine smile makes a big difference when one walks into a store. At St. Jude’s Academy of the Arts, you might even be welcomed with a hug from one of the special needs clients helping at the gift shop that day.

Where kids get to be kids

Summer camp is often considered a childhood rite of passage, but for many families the outdoor experience is unaffordable. Camp Ozanam for boys and Marygrove Camp for girls helps fill this void.