Worldwide synod begins at local level

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

There has never been a synod like the one that will begin Oct. 17 in cathedrals across Canada.

Catholic Missions slowly bounces back

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Rewind the clocks to late July 2020. Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and Catholic Missions In Canada had already paid a heavy toll.

Indigenous input needed in end-of-life care

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

As far as legislation goes, as far as the political parties are concerned, and in the eyes of the medical establishment, the debate over MAiD and euthanasia is over. The Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament and the Canadian Medical Association have pronounced their final words on the subject.

Immigrant centre aids 200 Afghan refugees

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Resettlement agencies are working to find ways to meet the holistic needs of the growing number of Afghan refugees arriving in Canada.

Trafficking report focused on victim voice

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

When appraising the landscape through a global lens, a case can be made that 2021 has been a banner year in the fight against the evil, entrenched practice of human trafficking.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A day of hope and repentance, says Cardinal Collins

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

For Canada’s Catholics, the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is “a day of penance and a day of hope,” Cardinal Thomas Collins said in a prayer service at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto.

Police charge two in vandalism

By Canadian Catholic News

VANCOUVER -- Two women have been charged by Vancouver Police following an investigation into vandalism this summer at St. Jude’s Church in East Vancouver.

Plenary keeps its focus on uncertain future

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The future of the Catholic Church in Canada emerged as a main theme as Canada’s bishops gathered online for the second year in a row for a virtual plenary assembly Sept. 21-24.

CCCB remorse sets stage for papal apology

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Graydon Nicholas accepts the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ apology for more than a century of wrongs by Canadian Catholics in residential schools and hopes it will lead to a papal apology on Canadian soil.

Mitchell founded CYO basketball

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

It’s been an emotional time for J.R. Gallarza, an athlete, basketball skills trainer and camp co-ordinator in Brantford, Ont.

ShareLife helps Rosalie Hall through pandemic waves

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Reducing service to any significant degree is not an option for Rosalie Hall despite the pandemic threat it has been under with the rest of the world for the past year and a half.