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Food for all




More than 800 million people around the world go hungry every day. In a Catholic Register special report, associate editor Michael Swan examines this human tragedy and takes a look at what some organizations are doing about it. Also included in the package is an article by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Read all the articles below:

The human tragedy of hunger

- 'Food is an inalienable right' by Cardinal Peter Turkson

- Farming locally, helping globally

- Food bank use continues to rise

- Chalice takes on the roots of poverty

The extraordinary synod on the family



From Oct. 5-19 approximately 250 people will gather in Vatican City for the extraordinary synod on the family.  Pope Francis has written that the synod will discuss the "challenges of marriage, of family life, of the education of children, and the role of the family in the life of the church."

CatholicRegister.org site update.


As many of you noticed, our web site was afflicted by Easter bugs (and we don't mean bunnies) that forced an unexpected shutdown. We apologize to those who tried in vain to visit our site during this time.

Pope Francis: A Year to Remember


Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on Mar. 13, 2013. The Catholic Register was there for the historic event and we have followed his papacy closely over the past 12 months. As he marks his first anniversary, we look back on a Year to Remember.

Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedule


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July 24, 2013 Homily by Pope Francis


Below is the homily of Pope Francis during Mass July 24 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida. 

Retreat & Renewal Centres


The Catholic Register is proud to present our April 2013 feature on Retreat & Renewal Centres.

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Let us be "protectors of Creation, says Pope Francis


Following is the complete text of the homily that Pope Francis gave during the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministry on March 19.

Michael Swan in Rome


The Catholic Register's Michael Swan reports from Rome to give a Canadian perspective on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the conclave to elect the next Pope.