Winter clothing programs gear up for a season unlike any other

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

With the cold weather of a Canadian winter right around the corner, organizations that collect winter clothes for distribution to the needy are stepping into high gear.

Food bank adapts to COVID challenge

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Undeterred by challenges unique to this year, the volunteers at St. Ann Parish Food Bank in Toronto have worked hard to ensure no individual or family in need of its services has been left behind.

Chalice Canada sponsors rise up in tough times


There’s a silver lining in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Chalice Canada: despite these fraught times, the Catholic international aid agency continues to see an unwavering commitment from its supporters.

Tiny homes’ project houses homeless

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

A tiny homes project out of a Kitchener, Ont., Catholic church is keeping the homeless safe and warm as the region prepares for its first winter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID magnifies disparities in society

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

If the COVID-era has left most Canadians a little more isolated, a little more cut-off from friends and family, the poor among us have experienced that loneliness more acutely than most.

Freedom a privilege not to be wasted


Living in a free country is a privilege some young people take for granted these days, but not Canadian teen Emmanuel Adegboyega.

Common questions for future goals and five answers to start building a plan


As individuals progress through various life stages, a number of changes or experiences can add layers and complexity to our personal situation and possibly impact our final future goals and intentions.

Shepherd’s Trust a blessing for retired priests


Though eight years into retirement, Msgr. John Pilkauskas still has plenty to give in service to the community, thanks, he says, in large part to the support provided by The Shepherd’s Trust.

Organ donation: The gift of a lifetime


Stuart Asselstine had every intention of becoming an organ donor but never thought he would be alive to witness a friend benefitting from his generosity.

TV Mass patrons leave rich gift legacy


When the alarming spread of COVID-19 forced the closure of churches and a suspension of Masses in the middle of March, Catholics turned to the National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC)’s Daily TV Mass as a source of comfort and a pathway to connect with God during fraught times.

Virus offers some planning opportunities


The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a challenging business environment and a significant downturn in certain areas of the economy. At the same time, it has presented some planning opportunities for individuals and businesses.