To mark the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada on June 21, the Canadian Conference Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have released a prayer titled “Prayer for Tolerance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation.”

First female OHL draft pick rooted in faith

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

It’s been quite an extraordinary couple weeks for 16-year-old goaltender Taya Currie.

Attempts at healing must be Indigenous-led, says Miller


VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller reached out to residential school survivors in an interview with an Indigenous news network, apologizing for how representatives of the Church “betrayed your trust.”

Church to blame for residential schools: poll

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

While the work toward a formal apology from Pope Francis is ongoing, a clear majority of Canadians hold the Catholic Church primarily responsible for the damage done by residential schools, according to a Leger poll conducted June 4- 6.

Alberta pastor to appeal worship ruling

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Three congregants of GraceLife Church near Spruce Grove Alta., are joining their pastor’s fight for religious freedom after a provincial court ruled Pastor James Coates’ religious and life, liberty and security freedoms were not infringed by pandemic regulations.

Restoring languages will help right past wrongs

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

When news of the 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Residential School landed in Edmonton, an elder in the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples wanted to put out a statement in Cree. The problem is that survivors of the residential school system lost their language when they were children in the schools.

MP calls on faithful to make Liberals pay for ignoring conversion therapy concerns

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- A Conservative MP wants Catholics and other Canadians of faith to remember during the next election that the federal Liberal government is ignoring concerns about a bill to ban conversion therapy for youth that could make some religious discussions about human sexuality illegal.

UNDRIP campaign finally paying off

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- There have been false starts and bitter disappointments before, but Catholic and other faith organizations now see a light at the end of the tunnel in achieving a key aspect of reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Servant leadership guides unit commander

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

June 4, 2017 was a landmark day in Lt.-Col. Joseph Nonato’s life where he felt like he was answering God’s will. That was the day the Brampton, Ont., product carved a place in history as the first Filipino-Canadian to assume command of the Royal Regiment of Canada at the Fort York Armoury in Toronto.

At home in the church

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

On the ceiling above what used to be the front counter of the Blackbird Coffee House in Coleman, Alta., is a striking fresco depicting Jesus clothed in red, kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane. His right arm reaches delicately towards an angel.

'Catholic Register' captures multiple honours at Catholic media awards

By Catholic Register Staff

The Catholic Register earned recognition in 14 categories at the Catholic Press Association Awards on June 10, including two first-place awards for our columnists and six writing awards for Associate Editor Michael Swan.