Age of consent bill dies

By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

{mosimage}OTTAWA - Groups that have fought for years to raise the age of consent to sexual activity raised from 14 to 16 are going to have to start all over again.

St. Matthew’s teacher mines Pan Am silver

By Catholic Register Staff

{mosimage}TORONTO - St. Matthew Catholic School teacher Kateri Vrakking won a silver medal in archery this past summer at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

St. Francis Table offers dignity for 20 years

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

{mosimage}TORONTO - Parkdale isn’t what it used to be. There are condos going up, gourmet restaurants offering Food Channel cuisine, artists and entrepreneurs sharing the sidewalk with the homeless, ex-psychiatric patients and the chronically unemployed.

New religious order opens Toronto chapter

By Catholic Register Staff

{mosimage}TORONTO - A new religious order has joined the archdiocese of Toronto.

Three Sisters of Life arrived Aug. 27 to open the order’s first Canadian chapter.

Struggling with the trust factor

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
{mosimage}It may well be a greater compliment to be trusted than to be loved. If so, is it a greater heartbreak to watch trust evaporate?

Bishop Clune fondly remembered

By Catholic Register Staff
{mosimage}Retired Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Robert Clune, who died Sept. 6, shared the joys of his journey of faith with all he met, a nearly packed St. Michael’s Cathedral was told at his funeral Mass the following week.

100 years of praying for Christian unity

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

{mosimage}TORONTO - Anyone who thought a look back at 20th-century history through the eyes of prayer would be comforting, uplifting or anodyne might want to begin with the 1919 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Families challenged to create future saints

By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

{mosimage}OTTAWA - “Families, where are the saints of the third millennium?”

That question forms the title of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family’s (COLF) annual message to families for 2007, challenging families to pass the faith on to the next generation.

Notre Dame Sisters mark 150 years in P.E.I.


{mosimage}CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A century-and-a-half ago, a small spark was ignited in this tiniest of Canadian provinces on Canada’s east coast.

CAMH visitor course offered

By Catholic Register Staff

{mosimage}TORONTO — Visiting the sick in hospital, or the imprisoned in jails, is more than just a question of being there. Learn how to be a visitor in an eight-week course in “Spiritual and Religious Care Visitor Training” at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen St. W. in Toronto, Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 5. For more information about the $70 course, call (416) 535-8501 ext. 2189/2188 or e-mail or

Care week next month

By Catholic Register Staff

{mosimage}TORONTO (Catholic Register Staff) — The Ontario Multifaith Council is sponsoring Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week Oct. 21 to 27.