One snowy day last February, looking out the window, I saw our next-door neighbour, broom in hand, trotting briskly through our backyard.

Inspired by love and grounded in hope


Prudence, courage, temperance and justice won’t stop a virus. When it comes to microbiology, the cardinal virtues are largely irrelevant. 

A game changer

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men who go above and beyond for their family, and for former CFL star Doyle Orange going the whole nine yards (plus one) is second nature. 

Planet’s ‘urgent’ cry rings loud and clear

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

It is not wrong to say that Laudato Si’ is an encyclical about ecology or climate change. But nobody gets full marks for that answer.

Rosalie Hall an oasis for young moms in isolation

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Being isolated and away from friends and extended family can take its toll on anyone, but imagine being 18, pregnant or recently given birth, or coping with mental health issues or other societal complications.

Moms build strong bond in motherhood and faith

By Catholic Register Special

Krystyna Zasowski had just moved into a new neighbourhood, and with her first daughter starting kindergarten, she was looking for some mom-bonding.

Bittersweet twist to a special day


Mother Teresa was once famously quoted as saying, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

Kenora board reaches out in crisis


While physical distancing has left people feeling isolated, outreach initiatives by the Kenora Catholic District School Board are fostering hope by helping students and families realize they are not alone.

Happy birthday! Full funding 35 years old


Thirty-five years ago, in July 1985, Catholic education in Ontario took a major step forward when Bill 30 was passed by the Ontario Legislature, granting full public funding to Catholic schools through Grade 13. The battle for equal funding with the public boards was a long one, finally won when Premier Bill Davis, who had rejected the idea in 1971, announced the change in policy in June 1984. Here’s The Catholic Register’s report from its June 23, 1984 edition:

A hermit’s guide to handling loneliness


Loneliness is certainly not unique to this time of pandemic, but it is no surprise that under quarantine we are lonelier than ever.

Young harpist provides light in darkness


Perhaps one of the most enduring images of angels is the sight of these messengers of God singing celestial hymns of praise while twanging heavenly harps.