Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

November 15, 2019

Week of Nov 15, 2019

Incompatible vocations

Re: Synod gives hope to Canada’s North (Nov. 10): 

Two years ago, The Catholic Register published an article about Fr. Issa Maamar, a priest in the Greek-Melkite Church who was forced to leave Syria to protect his family. Priests in the Greek-Melkite Church are allowed to marry. Torn between leaving his people and protecting his family, he explained: “If I was alone, I would not have decided to leave, but because I had a family and I wanted to protect them, I had to make this decision.”

The controversial gender debate at the Toronto Catholic District School Board came to end in the early morning hours of Nov. 8 with the board voting to include gender terms in its code of conduct.

Hospital ministry is an extension of Jesus’ compassionate presence in our lives today.

November 8, 2019

Week of Nov 8, 2019

Divided electorate

Re: Election exposes some deep divisions (Oct. 27):

In a speech that touched on religious freedom, conscience rights, euthanasia and Christian persecution, Cardinal Thomas Collins evoked the life of St. John Henry Newman to urge people of faith to be courageous in the face of “an aggressively secular society.”

The Royal Canadian Mint is honouring the contributions of Louis Riel and the Métis Nation to Canadian history with a silver special edition proof dollar.

Bishop Dorylas Moreau, who led the Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda in Quebec for 17 years, died Oct. 22 at the age of 72.

Wanted: Christmas artists

The Catholic Register's popular children's drawing contest is back!