Portraits of frontline heros

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The Registers Michael Swan takes snapshots of some of the people making a difference

Funeral homes adapt to grief in lockdown

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Bruce Cooke understands the difficulties families face in dealing with a loved one’s death at any time, let alone when health protocols limiting funerals to a maximum of 10 people.

Musician has a cure to fill the emptiness

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

It’s no surprise that activities like video streaming, baking, craft making and home workouts have experienced a considerable uptick in popularity since Canada went into quarantine.

Amid pandemic chaos, a new life emerges

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Managing pregnancy in the midst of a global pandemic can add a lot of anxiety to what is often already an emotionally sensitive time for expecting parents. 

Gianna volunteers step up in crisis

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

CALGARY -- The easiest option for Vera Fischer when COVID-19 struck would have been to simply close the doors at the Gianna Centre.

Acts of kindness and courage

By Catholic News Service

The suffering caused by COVID-19 has been met by an outpouring of caring and compassion from communities and Catholic organizations worldwide.

Hospital chaplains: First ... and last responders

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EDMONTON -- The call came from the intensive care unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. The patient had a presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus. He was hurting in body and in spirit. And he was alone.

Medical student comes to aid of homeless

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

CALGARY -- When the University of Alberta in Edmonton ceased campus activities in response to COVID-19, Virginia Goetz immediately looked around for an opportunity to aid Albertans most vulnerable to the pandemic.

Fast work keeps seniors out of harm’s way

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VANCOUVER -- As Canada tops 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, a distressing figure has emerged: more than 80 per cent of the COVID-19 deaths have been seniors living in long-term care homes.

Gerty delivers hot food and plenty of smiles

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

As a valued volunteer with the Loyola Arrupe Centre for Active Living for close to six years, Gerty Ryza is good at a lot of things, not the least of which is putting a smile on people’s faces.

Isolation puts family ‘bubble’ in spotlight

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EDMONTON -- Brad and Arynn Abercrombie and their five kids are isolating, but not isolated.