Investing in the honest truth

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Because the truth matters to investors, stock market regulators ought to demand the truth from mining companies with controversial operations in the poorer countries of the world.

Gym class isn’t the same thanks to COVID restrictions

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Paul Solarski admitted there were times this past summer when he wondered if physical education would even be offered in 2020-21 at Ontario schools due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ottawa slow to get money to people in Lebanon, says prof

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he wants Canadian aid to Lebanon to reach ordinary Lebanese on the streets of Beirut, but that’s not what’s happening, says Ruby Dagher.

Throne speech offers comfort for advocates

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Social justice and religious groups demanding a “just” recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic heard the words they wanted to hear when the federal government’s Speech from the Throne was delivered by Governor General Julie Payette on behalf of the Liberal government on Sept. 23.

Church must overcome pandemic ‘malaise’

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the Catholic Church in Canada to significantly change the way it operates, but the far ranging impact of the global health crisis has reinforced and strengthened the Church’s commitment to its mission, said Archbishop Richard Gagnon.

Cardinal Parolin visit to Canada scrapped by COVID-19

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- A planned visit this month by one of the highest-ranking members of the Catholic Church to commemorate the anniversary of a milestone in the relationship between Canada and the Holy See has been put off until at least next spring because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Life Chain a go, with enhanced safety protocols

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OTTAWA -- The annual National Life Chain will be held across Canada Oct. 4 despite a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada’s largest provinces and warnings of a “second wave.”

Dallaire Institute spotlights child protection

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security will take its second annual Knowledge for Prevention (K4P) International Symposium online Sept. 28-Oct. 2 to foster the conversation about protecting children living in conflict environments.

Pandemic forces Out of the Cold to look for other ways to help homeless

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Outside the St. Brigid’s Out of the Cold shelter on the last official day of summer, as trees in the park are threatening to burst into red and gold, 28-year-old Harley was wondering whether this church basement might be a place where he could stay.

Politics won out over priesthood for John Turner

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

If John Turner hadn’t been talked out of it by his boss at the powerful Montreal law firm of Stikeman Elliott, he might have been a priest and not a politician. But he would have been one of those priests who wield power and influence under the genial guise of amusing tales, loyal friendships and long dinners within longer conversations.

Lacroix proposing ‘break’ from catechesis

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QUEBEC CITY -- Cardinal Gerald Lacroix asked parishes in the Archdiocese of Quebec to “pause” their catechetical programs to give them time to think about what comes next.