Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

A condensed version of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor

November 9, 2023

War is senseless

Yes, I believe you have to "Tell it like it really is." How did we get to this dreadful place in world history? Can we as Catholics do more to spread the light of Christ and His peace? Why were these young Hamas terrorists taught such hate and utter disrespect for Israelis? As Remembrance Day approaches we think of our relatives who served. How many lives are being lost in senseless wars? Wars will not solve the conflicts affecting so many countries. There must be a better way of solving our many disputes in the world.

November 9, 2023

Peace be with us

I am very disappointed in the articles in The Catholic Register on current wars. This is a religious publication purportedly supporting the thoughts of Pope Francis. Let it do so. Let us have more news about the works of our Pope and his ambassadors to Ukraine, Russia, Israel and Palestine. We do not need the chest thumping and righteous anger spewed out in the current publication. Do I have to look in The Toronto Star for news of the great works of our Pope? Should I not hear such news amidst calming, peace-calling solutions from your newspaper?

In the Oct. 15 issue, Glen Argan laments the drop in priestly vocations in Canada (“Still waiting for Vatican II to bear fruit”). He believes that if the laity follow their call to be the light of the world, more vocations will be forthcoming. Vocations to the priesthood often began with the experience of altar boys. The tendency to downplay the importance of altar servers discourages vocations.

November 9, 2023

One little thing

Anna Farrow’s excellent article about consecrated virgins in the Nov. 5 edition was a joy to read, but there is an error. The actual name of this ecclesiastical province is the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, having been formed by a merger of the Archdiocese of Ottawa with the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall in 2020.

November 9, 2023

Now that’s it

The Editor’s  response to John Killackey’s “Let the revolution begin” letter of Oct. 22 was cute but incomplete.

November 9, 2023

It’s a start

Regarding the Editor’s comment on my letter published in The Catholic Register Oct. 22 issue:

I must respond to the column by Peter Stockland in the "What is history without the truth?" in October 15 issue of The Catholic Register.

A statement to the Synod on Synodality from Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and president of the Federation of Asian Bishops

November 2, 2023

Piercing God’s heart

Demotion of God from public ceremonies has officially begun with the Oct. 20 directive that our chaplains can’t use words such as “God,” “Heavenly Father” and “prayer” under the pretext of not wanting to displease a few discontented atheists.