VATICAN – As a sign that God's mercy cannot be limited, Pope Francis has recommissioned his special army of priests charged with bringing that divine mercy to everyone.

Conference honours women religious who put their lives at risk to serve

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ROME – Today's women religious belong to "a long line of courageous women" whose faith in God and love for humanity led them to put their lives at risk, said Sister Patricia Murray, an Irish member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The good doctors: Fighting to keep morality in the age of the quick fix in medicine

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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, described a physician’s career this way: “Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous and judgment difficult.” So, who in their right mind would want to be a doctor?

The Register Archive: Sizing up a Trudeau from a different era

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Fifty years ago this month, Pierre Elliott Trudeau took the reins of prime minister, eventually serving more than 15 years at the post and shaping much of today’s Canada (not to mention fathering today’s PM, Justin). From The Catholic Register Archive, in the April 20, 1968 issue, here is a perspective on the man just weeks after he was elected leader of the Liberal Party:

Lithuanian martyr stood up to the Soviet regime

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Russian poison attacks are nothing new — just ask the Lithuanians. 

The life and turbulent times of Blessed Oscar Romero

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For Francisco Rico-Martinez, Archbishop Oscar Romero may well be the saint of silence.

Student finds his passion in social justice, ethnic minority issues

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His teacher describes Aaron Parry as a “gentle soul,” but no one could ever accuse him of lacking passion.

Easter Drawing Contest 2018 winners

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After winning in The Catholic Register’s Christmas drawing contest, Jasmeen Arcentales has scored a double victory by taking top honours in our Easter competition for children.

The Register Archive: A world torn by war searches for peace

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Our dip into The Catholic Register archive lands on the Easter season of 100 years ago, when the world was still embroiled in the First World War. This Register editorial of April 4, 1918 looks athow Pope Benedict XV’s peace efforts were ignored and how the message of Easter might help heal the world.


Law student puts his faith to a legal test

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VANCOUVER – News about Trinity Western University’s attempts to open a Christian law school, and the ensuing battles in the courts and the media, has spread across the country many times over.

April Fool's Day and Easter are eggs in one basket

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Easter and April Fool’s has comically synced up this year which means Christians are bracing themselves for every Easter pun in the book.