Our dip into The Catholic Register archive lands on the Easter season of 100 years ago, when the world was still embroiled in the First World War. This Register editorial of April 4, 1918 looks athow Pope Benedict XV’s peace efforts were ignored and how the message of Easter might help heal the world.


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In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, we look into The Catholic Register archive for a story of the first Canadian-born saint and founder of the Grey Nuns of Montreal, St. Marguerite d’Youville, born in Varennes, Que., in 1701. This story was published May 9, 1959, days after her beatification by Pope John XXIII. She was canonized in 1990.


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One of the most memorable front pages in the history of The Catholic Register was from Sept. 22, 1984.

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Catholic Register Digital Archive: NOW FREE!

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

Now that vast newspaper archive — which dates back to 1893 and totals almost 6,000 issues and more than 120,000 pages — has been transformed into an easily accessible and searchable pages available 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. And for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no charge to access the digital edition of the The Catholic Register. Our e-edition will be free so readers can have full access to all our news and information about the ongoing global crisis.

Take a moment to view samples of Archive pages.

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