Budget 2021: Good or bad? Time will tell

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Billions of dollars will be poured into some of the key priorities of faith and social justice groups as the federal government has opened the spending taps in its budget unveiled April 19.

Taking science back from the culture wars

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

In the COVID era, there’s no news like science news — the fastest vaccine development in human history has been news all year.

Tastes of Heaven goes virtual, and national

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The annual Tastes of Heaven gala fundraiser for Catholic Missions In Canada was not staged in 2020, one of the long list of victims of the COVID-19 virus, but the keystone event returns April 29 in a virtual realm.

Surviving Mount Cashel: Finding the strength to overcome abuse horror

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Jane Doe never attended Mount Cashel Orphanage, but she knows the second-hand impact all too well. 

Federal Court of Appeal overturns Safe Third Country ruling

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

For the foreseeable future, asylum seekers at official Canada-U.S. border crossings will be turned back to try their luck in the U.S. 

Ontario worship services limited to 10 again as COVID surges

By Catholic Register Staff

With Ontario going into hard lockdown to combat a disturbing rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, places of worship will once again be limited to a hard cap of 10 people in attendance.

Flynn first layperson to helm St. Joseph’s College

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The new boss at St. Joseph’s College in Edmonton happens to be the old boss — but not that old.

New King’s program takes holistic view of human rights

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

On the one hand, human rights might seem obvious. There is surely a minimum of freedoms, responsibilities, care and solidarity owed to all humans just because they are human. On the other hand, is there anything Catholics and Canadians argue about more fervently?

Camps facing another uncertain summer with lockdowns

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

While a murky forecast for the 2020 summer camping season was expected with the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, organizations that operate day and overnight camps for Ontario youth never thought a similar script would play out a year later.

Good Shepherd pivot allows it to continue feeding the poor during pandemic restrictions

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Two sandwiches, a fruit bar, three granola bars, one chocolate bar, maybe a muffin or some other baked treat and a fruit cup all in a brown, paper bag — times 200,000.

York Catholic School Board education director leaves a month into job

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

The York Catholic District School Board is looking for a new director of education after Robert Hofstatter made his exit after just over one controversial month in the role.