Mission work is not just about humanitarian aid in developing countries. There are missions that exist in our own backyard. 

Jesuit students set to ‘roll up their sleeves’ in next formation step

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Erik Sorensen got his first job at 12, shovelling snow for an apartment building in his hometown of Red Deer, Alta. In high school he worked in a grocery store stacking cans and filling up the bins of potatoes.

Recipient of papal medal banks on Serra's future as oncoming president

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Of course Mario Biscardi was given prior notice that he was to receive the highest honour the Vatican bestows on any layperson. 

Pope reaffirms missionaries' mandate to knock on hearts

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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.