Despite a federal court ruling it was “reasonable” for the federal government to require Canada Summer Jobs program applicants to support abortion rights, pro-life groups say the decision still discriminates against those who defend unborn lives.

A ‘penitent’ Pope will be coming to a wounded nation

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

There has never been a papal visit to anywhere that has been anything like what will unfold when Pope Francis comes to Canada — a papal journey of sorrow, mourning and repentance holding forth a thin candle of hope up against the flood of our own Catholic sins.

Catholic teachers pushing for faster fossil fuel divestment

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

After 10 years of pushing Canada’s second biggest pension plan to get serious about climate change, Ontario’s unionized Catholic teachers feel like they’re making progress, but they’re still not satisfied.

Indigenous expect positive visit from Pope Francis but apology must be the reason

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Deacon Harry Lafond is well aware of the serious, sorrowful situation which has prompted Pope Francis to announce a visit to Canada. But he does not believe the papal visit should drown in tears.

Assumption principal aims to put school ‘back on the map’

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

One of the cherished possessions in Dr. John Cappucci’s office at Assumption University is a plaque bearing Jeremiah 29:11:

Out of the Cold under COVID restrictions

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Out of the Cold still isn’t out of the woods as the global pandemic meanders through its fourth wave in Ontario.

Money root of pandemic mental health issues

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

You don’t have to tell the counsellors and therapists working at Catholic Family Services, Archdiocese of Toronto that money — or the lack of it — can have a severe effect on one’s mental health.

Human trafficking education centre launched

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The Joy Smith Foundation’s new National Human Trafficking Education Centre (NHTEC) is aiming to increase awareness of the scourge while providing greater support for survivors and their families.

Dioceses navigate vaccine volunteer protocols

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Over 19 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, all 225 parishes of the Archdiocese of Toronto have deftly avoided being an outbreak zone for the virus.

French court convicts Canadian priest of sexual assault

By Catholic Register Staff

A Canadian priest who served in three different Canadian dioceses from 2010 to 2013 has been convicted by a French court in the 2019 sexual assault of four teenage girls in France and Italy.

Regis College, St. Mike’s join forces

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The intellectual muscle of the Canadian Catholic Church has been recalibrated by combining Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College into a federation just one year after negotiations between the two Toronto graduate schools began.