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WINDSOR, Ont. – They’re called Climate Crusaders, and they’re part of what’s being described as the largest program of its kind in North America.

Catholic universities must prepare students for dialogue, Pope says

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VATICAN – Catholic universities are "called to be workshops of dialogue and encounter in the service of truth, justice and the defense of human dignity at every level," Pope Francis told a delegation from Pennsylvania's Villanova University.

The Register Archive: Tales of grace amid tragedy of Titanic

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April 15 marked the anniversary of one of the worst maritime tragedies — the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, when more than 1,500 died. Our regular visit to The Catholic Register Archive reveals some of the lessons and heroes of that disaster from this edited report in the April 25, 1912 issue:

The Register Archive: Sizing up a Trudeau from a different era

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Fifty years ago this month, Pierre Elliott Trudeau took the reins of prime minister, eventually serving more than 15 years at the post and shaping much of today’s Canada (not to mention fathering today’s PM, Justin). From The Catholic Register Archive, in the April 20, 1968 issue, here is a perspective on the man just weeks after he was elected leader of the Liberal Party:

The life and turbulent times of Blessed Oscar Romero

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For Francisco Rico-Martinez, Archbishop Oscar Romero may well be the saint of silence.

Lithuanian martyr stood up to the Soviet regime

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Russian poison attacks are nothing new — just ask the Lithuanians. 

Student finds his passion in social justice, ethnic minority issues

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His teacher describes Aaron Parry as a “gentle soul,” but no one could ever accuse him of lacking passion.

April Fool's Day and Easter are eggs in one basket

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Easter and April Fool’s has comically synced up this year which means Christians are bracing themselves for every Easter pun in the book. 

The Register Archive: A world torn by war searches for peace

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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.