Ontario’s stay-at-home order put into effect at 12:01 a.m. today won’t change current restrictions currently in place for worship services in Toronto.

B.C. government flip-flop on worship restrictions over Easter weekend frustrates faithful


VANCOUVER -- The 96-hour rollercoaster of emotions for Catholics gearing up for Easter this year ended on a low note.

Arson suspected in Manitoba church fire on Easter

By Catholic Register Staff

Just hours after Easter Sunday Mass, residents of St. Theresa Point First Nation in Manitoba could only watch and cry as their Catholic church burned to the ground.

Schmalz to replace decapitated Stations of the Cross statues in Sudbury

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Renowned Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has been tasked with recreating the clay statues decapitated last May at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Sudbury, Ont.

Students step up for mental health


EDMONTON -- Students at a high school in Red Deer, Alta., joined to raise awareness of mental health issues, and hoped at the same time to raise $40,000 for a foundation named after an alumnus who committed suicide.

Federal Conservative Pary reaffirms anti-MAiD stance

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservative Party’s March policy convention may have exposed infighting within the party surrounding issues such as abortion and climate change, but one thing was made clear — it’s the only party against making it easier for Canadians to kill themselves with the help of a doctor.

Call goes out to lift Syrian sanctions

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

After 10 years of war, in the midst of complete economic collapse, Caritas Syria, with the backing of Caritas Internationalis, is asking for an end to sanctions put in place to punish the Assad regime for chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians, widespread torture and human rights abuses.

New rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton


EDMONTON -- Fr. Sylvain Casavant, a pastor and teacher for many years, has been appointed as the new rector of St. Joseph Seminary.

Churches remain open, but at lower capacity, as Ontario puts on ‘emergency brake’

By Catholic Register Staff

With rising COVID-19 cases across Ontario, the provincial government has implemented a province-wide “emergency brake” that will lower capacity for worship services.

Canada must stop vaccine obstruction, religious say

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The Sisters of St. Joseph, the Oblates and the Jesuits have joined with a long list of churches, unions and humanitarian organizations to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get behind an exception to international patent laws that would allow companies and countries to quickly produce cheaper, generic versions of COVID-19 vaccines.

No to fighter jets with so many other pressing needs, nun says

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

As deficits skyrocket and Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratios teeter on the brink, Sr. Mary Ellen Francoeur has a plan to save the government billions.