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The Catholic Register is the steward of a great treasure comprising almost 125 years of Canadian Church history.

Now those vast newspaper archives — which date back to 1893 and total almost 6,000 issues and more than 120,000 pages — are being made accessible in searchable pdf format over the Internet.

This important archive of Canadian Church history is offered exclusively at no additional cost to subscribers of The Catholic Register digital newspaper.

Every past issue from 1951 to the current date is currently available. When complete late this year the Archive will comprise searchable pdfs of every issue of The Register dating back to the newspaper’s founding in 1893.

Take a moment to view samples of Archive pages.

Enjoying the Archive is free with a subscription to The Catholic Register Digital Edition. No special app or plug-in is required. Access is simple anywhere the Internet is available.

Digital Edition subscriptions start at just $9.99, so sign up today!

If you already have a digital subscription, simply log in and enter the Archive by clicking the Archive button in the top-right corner of the digital edition page.

Remember, every active digital subscriber has free and unlimited access to the Archive. So subscribers get two great products for the price of one.

The Archive and every current issue of The Catholic Register is available in digital format, which means the entire paper and Archive can be read — anywhere, anytime — on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

In addition to viewing samples from our Archive, you are also invited to sample our Digital Edition.

Or simply go to our sign up page to get started.