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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.


Law student puts his faith to a legal test

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VANCOUVER – News about Trinity Western University’s attempts to open a Christian law school, and the ensuing battles in the courts and the media, has spread across the country many times over.

A sweet family legacy is filling up Easter baskets

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Running a small business is a lot like making babka: It takes time, effort and patience but the end result is something truly sweet.

Br. André students put skills into overdrive

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Hard work pays off. It can also get you an all expenses paid trip to New York City.

The Register Archive: Hey Raby, you’ll be preaching in Timbucktoo from now on

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Our regular deep dive into The Catholic Register’s archive during our 125th  anniversary year isn’t complete without a few sports stories. As the NHL edges toward the playoffs, we recall one of the biggest trades in league history. Fifty years ago this month the Toronto Maple Leafs sent their all-star Frank Mahovlich to Detroit in a six-player swap. The Register’s Fr. Thomas Raby, in his column from March 23, 1968, couldn’t help but muse about what a trade like this could mean in Church terms.


The Register Archive: 'Magnificent' salute to St. Patrick's Day

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The Irish influence on The Catholic Register was readily apparent during the first half-century of the 125-year-old publication, and it was never more apparent than on St. Patrick’s Day. The March 17 feast day was dutifully and thoroughly covered each year, as evidenced by this abridged account of the St. Patrick’s Day concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall from the March 22, 1906 edition:

The Register Archive: Mother d’Youville takes step to sainthood

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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.


St. Mary's lectures bring out Indigenous wisdom

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The stories are out there, they just need to be heard.

Saint Paul University takes innovation to the next level

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Saint Paul University in Ottawa has good news for young Catholics who want to make a difference.

Campion College opens doors to growing number of migrant students

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REGINA – Mbayang Dabo laughs as she says, “Every winter I reconsider my decision (to move to Regina).” It’s quite understandable in mid-February as the Prairie city struggles through a two-week stretch of winter where the mercury has barely risen above -20.