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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.

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.