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This year, Remembrance Day takes on an extra special aura, as Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Close to 61,000 Canadians lost their lives in the conflict and another 172,000 were wounded. The Canadian Chaplaincy Service was a vital part of the war effort, with close to 450 clergy serving overseas. Among them were 90 Catholic priests who were never far from the front lines. The Catholic Register kept its readers informed with updates from the Chaplaincy Service. The following is the report in the Oct. 31, 1918 issue.


The Register Archive: ‘Crisis of faith’ prompts Leger to resign

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Cardinal Paul-Emile Leger was Canada’s most prominent prelate in the 1950s and ‘60s. Surprisingly, he resigned Nov. 9, 1967 and for the next 24 years, until his death in 1991 at age 87, he dedicated himself to service in the Third World, though he returned to Montreal several times. Here is how he explained his departure in The Register issue of Nov. 18, 1967. 


How to ensure your Will speaks for you

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Have you ever wondered what would it be like to “speak” from the grave and tell your loved ones how you would like things handled after you die? 

Graduated Rate Estates: What you need to know

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In 2016 the Canada Revenue Agency significantly changed the taxation of trusts by introducing a new category known as a General Rate Estate, or GRE.

Endowments: The gifts that keep giving

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A lot of people think that creating an endowment fund is something only rich people can afford. 

Life insurance can leave a lasting legacy

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Have you ever wished you could do more to support the meaningful work of your church or favourite charity?

Digital footprints can haunt your estate

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Eric Bundgard has some sage advice for everyone: you know death is a reality we will all face, so be prepared for when it occurs.

Cardinal Ambrozic's painting reveals art of the deal

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Former Toronto cardinal, Aloysius Ambrozic, wasn’t a big collector of art. 

Shepherd's Trust has been ‘a godsend’ in helping with a safe retirement for priests in golden years

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Fr. Don MacLean’s kidneys are failing and he needs dialysis on a regular basis in order to remain in good health. But with the help of The Shepherds’ Trust fund, he has found himself in the right place at the right time.

Fossil fuel shares finding fewer takers

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When climate scientists say humans have a mere 12 years to avoid extreme consequences — floods, famine, fires and refugees — from a two- to three-degree rise in the average global temperature, it may be foolish to wait for governments to solve the problem.