Statues vandalized at Markham parish

By Catholic Register Staff

York Regional Police are investigating an act of vandalism to statues outside of St. Patrick’s Parish in Markham, Ont.

Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up as they wait for travel restrictions to ease so they can start again helping new arrivals ease into jobs, apartments and communities.

Canadian Catholic diocese aims to repair defaced Stations of the Cross


A Canadian diocese said it will aim to repair six statues whose heads and arms were cut off in an act of vandalism.

St. Mary’s bears witness to Halifax’s past

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

For 200 years, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica has been a fixture in the heart of downtown Halifax.

Diocese seeks status in farm labourers’ appeal

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

BURFORD, ONT. -- The Diocese of Hamilton wants a chance to speak up for migrant workers in an upcoming court case.

Migrant’s death hits community hard

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

BURFORD, ONT. -- With many of Scotlynn Group Inc.’s migrant farm workers either still in or just out of quarantine, few were able to attend a memorial Mass on June 28 for Juan Lopez Chaparro at Blessed Sacrament Church in Burford, Ont.

Probe into beheaded Sudbury statues stalled

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The investigation into the beheading of eight Stations of the Cross statues at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Sudbury has hit a standstill.

Feds granted more time for changes to assisted suicide law

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

A Quebec court has agreed to allow the federal government to put off making changes to Canada’s medically-assisted suicide law until mid-December.

Dr. Walley dedicated life to maternal care

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Robert Walley, a Catholic doctor who committed his life to helping save the lives of mothers and babies in the developing world.

Register captures honours at Catholic Press Association awards

By Catholic Register Staff

The Catholic Register continued a prosperous awards season on July 2, picking up four first-place awards among the 22 honours it received at the Catholic Press Association awards.

PM urged to take spiritual approach to reconciliation

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Two weeks after crown prosecutors in British Columbia dropped civil and criminal charges against 22 protesters arrested in February for defying a court injunction against blocking pipeline construction crews on Wet’suwet’en territory, the Catholic bishops and Indigenous elders in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle are telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get on with the job of reconciliation by employing a more spiritual approach to dialogue.