José Murillo is the only one in his family who hasn’t been back to Panama City since they immigrated to Canada about 12 years ago. 

January 17, 2019

Dancing for the Pope in Panama, 17 years after dancing for pope in Toronto

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Myriam Guevara Mann still remembers looking out to a crowd of 800,000 people before she danced the biggest show of her life. 

Mother's prayers take fruit in new auxiliary bishop's life, conversion

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OTTAWA – On Guy Desrochers’ 24th birthday, his mother gave him a Bible.

January 9, 2019

Nicaraguans face greater challenges than most heading to World Youth Day

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WASHINGTON – Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some of it involving violent clashes with government forces that have plagued the Central American nation since last year.

Fifty years and counting: Serving the Church comes naturally for the Surmans

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Stan Surman has officially been retired for more than 20 years, but not when it comes to his work at church.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2018 Winners

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The young artists who enter The Catholic Register’s annual Christmas drawing contest express themselves in many artistic forms. 

The Register Archive: The beauty of Bethlehem never ceases

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Bethlehem has seen many changes this past century, much of it due to the effects of war and an ever dwindling Christian population — but its drawing power never ceases, especially at this time of year. The grotto of the Church of the Nativity is the destination for many — the birthplace of Christ. It was the same 99 years ago, as reported in The Catholic Register of Dec. 25, 1919:


Companionship ministry makes Christmas season a little less lonely

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for some it can be the loneliest. 

Brebéuf’s carol a long way from today’s version

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“The Huron Carol” you may have so enjoyed singing and listening to all these Christmases — well, it’s not the true words of St. Jean de Brébeuf’s you have been led to believe.

This is one bank built on gift of giving

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Christmas may come but once a year, but at the Furniture Bank they keep their eyes and ears open to the season year-round.

'Romero Wonderland' brings out the best in students

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At St. Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School, students believe the true joy of Christmas is in sharing what you have.