Myriam Guevara Mann still remembers looking out to a crowd of 800,000 people before she danced the biggest show of her life. 
January 17, 2019

Canadian pilgrims ready to absorb ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience of World Youth Day

José Murillo is the only one in his family who hasn’t been back to Panama City since they immigrated to Canada about 12 years ago. 

Mother's prayers take fruit in new auxiliary bishop's life, conversion


OTTAWA – On Guy Desrochers’ 24th birthday, his mother gave him a Bible.

January 9, 2019

Nicaraguans face greater challenges than most heading to World Youth Day

WASHINGTON – Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some…

Fifty years and counting: Serving the Church comes naturally for the Surmans


Stan Surman has officially been retired for more than 20 years, but not when it comes to his work at church.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2018 Winners


The young artists who enter The Catholic Register’s annual Christmas drawing contest express themselves in many artistic forms. 

'Romero Wonderland' brings out the best in students


At St. Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School, students believe the true joy of Christmas is in sharing what you have. 

The Register Archive: The beauty of Bethlehem never ceases


Bethlehem has seen many changes this past century, much of it due to the effects of war and an ever dwindling Christian population — but its drawing power never ceases, especially at this time of year. The grotto of the Church of the Nativity is the destination for many — the birthplace of Christ. It was the same 99 years ago, as reported in The Catholic Register of Dec. 25, 1919:

Companionship ministry makes Christmas season a little less lonely


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for some it can be the loneliest. 

Brebéuf’s carol a long way from today’s version


“The Huron Carol” you may have so enjoyed singing and listening to all these Christmases — well, it’s not the true words of St. Jean de Brébeuf’s you have been led to believe.

This is one bank built on gift of giving


Christmas may come but once a year, but at the Furniture Bank they keep their eyes and ears open to the season year-round.