The following is the Christmas message from Archbishop Richard Gagnon, president of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Winnipeg:

Capturing the northern spirit

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Situated in one of Canada’s coldest and most geographically isolated regions, the area encompassed by the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories is a nature lover’s dream.

Season of waiting can live in our homes

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A great story will certainly emerge from this Advent; a year like no other. An Advent to remember for sure and the stories we tell about this time will be noteworthy.

Fr. Ho Lung’s people of hope

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If you’ve never heard the Lord’s Prayer set to Caribbean rhythm, with all the colourful vibrancy and distinctness of reggae percussion and vocals, then you’ve never heard the ministry of Fr. Richard Ho Lung.

Giving the gift of clean socks, hygiene

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A clean pair of socks and a tube of toothpaste are simple necessities many take for granted but for those living on the street, they can be a luxury.

Winter clothing programs gear up for a season unlike any other

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With the cold weather of a Canadian winter right around the corner, organizations that collect winter clothes for distribution to the needy are stepping into high gear.

Food bank adapts to COVID challenge

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Undeterred by challenges unique to this year, the volunteers at St. Ann Parish Food Bank in Toronto have worked hard to ensure no individual or family in need of its services has been left behind.

Chalice Canada sponsors rise up in tough times

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

There’s a silver lining in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Chalice Canada: despite these fraught times, the Catholic international aid agency continues to see an unwavering commitment from its supporters.

Tiny homes’ project houses homeless

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

A tiny homes project out of a Kitchener, Ont., Catholic church is keeping the homeless safe and warm as the region prepares for its first winter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID magnifies disparities in society

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

If the COVID-era has left most Canadians a little more isolated, a little more cut-off from friends and family, the poor among us have experienced that loneliness more acutely than most.

Freedom a privilege not to be wasted

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Living in a free country is a privilege some young people take for granted these days, but not Canadian teen Emmanuel Adegboyega.