Features

The Catholic Traveller: Sites of faith, history

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Whether it’s a pilgrimage or a family vacation or simply a day trip, there are plenty of interesting spots across Canada to visit this summer that are linked to the history and heritage of Catholicism. The list is long, but here we are offering a few suggestions across Canada.

The long and winding road to priesthood

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It wasn’t an easy path to the priesthood for newly ordained Resurrectionist Fr. Raphael Ma.

Family ties: The grandparents factor

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Eighteen-year-old Rachel Kung is off to university this September, launching her independent, adult life. Her parents, Herbert and Jessica, might be nervous, but not Rachel. Rachel’s confidence is backed up by her grandfather, Thomas.

Close encounters

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In between sold out events for thousands of people, Mike Mangione looks forward to quiet moments when it’s just him, his guitar, his harmonica and sometimes a tambourine in front of about 20 faces in the crowd. 

Parishes in ‘One Heart’ Campaign put special focus on youth ministry

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What’s the secret ingredient to drawing young people to parish life?

‘We are all one big family’

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May is an exciting month in the Office of Youth Ministry for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton as it brings the annual Diocesan Youth Rally — an opportunity for hundreds of young people Grades 7-12 to gather for a day of prayer, celebration and encounter with the Lord. 

Reflections from The Register 75 years ago on D-Day

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June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the defining points of the Second World War as Allied forces invaded Europe for the final push to victory over Hitler.

June 6, 1944 ... D-Day: A consecrated crusade

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There’s a sense of critical urgency about marking the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy. 

It’s an urgency born of the practical fact of life that the surviving combatants being feted for their heroism during what became the liberation of France, and ultimately Europe, are extremely unlikely to be on Earth for an 80th commemoration.

‘Once a St. Joe’s girl …’

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Mary Allan ran her hand along the peach-coloured lockers and suddenly she was in Grade 9 again. 

One Heart, One Soul campaign benefits are financial and more

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Activities surrounding the $35-million One Heart, One Soul campaign are multiplying across the Diocese of Hamilton.