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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.

Jesuit brings his case for nature, technology and loneliness to Campion

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REGINA – In modern society, people talk plenty about nature and the environment, but when it comes down to reality, they don’t actually experience what God has created around us.

Parishes are struggling to survive, but others are breaking new ground

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Declining church attendance, priests shortage and rising building costs are common factors that are forcing dioceses across the country to close churches and amalgamate parishes. 

The Register Archive: A crowning achievement for Pope Leo XIII

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To mark The Register’s 125th year, we are re-publishing some stories from our archive. February 1893 marked the 15th anniversary of the reign of Pope Leo XIII (below), who would go on to serve 25 years, the third longest reign in history. This excerpt from The Register of Feb. 2, 1893 looks at the Pope’s election and his accomplishments:

Pancakes two ways: The delicious answer to your Lenten date night dilemma

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In honour of the smorgasbord of Lenten landmarks, The Register has two pancake recipes: An over-the-top indulgent recipe perfect for Shrove Tuesday, along with an Ash Wednesday recipe sure to keep you energized during a day of fasting. Make them Valentine-friendly by cutting them into heart shapes. 

The Register Archive: Canadian clergy march for civil rights

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To mark The Register’s 125th year, we are re-publishing some interesting stories from our archive. As we celebrate Black History Month, here’s an article from March 20, 1965, reporting on a march in Ottawa that drew thousands in support of the civil rights movement in the United States. The event was held shortly after the historic Selma to Montgomery march in Alabama on March 7 that resulted in state troopers attacking demonstrators on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”