Sr. Schenck leaves legacy of compassion

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Condolence messages have been flowing in along with the tears at Toronto’s Furniture Bank since news broke of the passing of the organization’s founder, Sr. Anne Schenck on Feb. 17.

Trudeau, cabinet skip vote to condemn China's 'genocide' of religious minorities

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- MPs voted overwhelmingly to condemn the Chinese government for engaging in genocide against religious minorities in that country.

New book a guide on reconciliation path

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

A sneak peak at a forthcoming guide to reconciliation between Indigenous Canadians and the rest of us has Toronto Catholic District School Board Indigenous education central resource teacher Frank Pio excited about the good it might do in high school classrooms.

Bishops launch new family office

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- A new organization focused on supporting families within the Catholic Church in Canada is now up and running.

New show takes liturgy to kids

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

If going to Sunday morning Mass seems tantalizingly near and yet far as you watch your parish struggle to produce a weekly liturgy on Facebook or YouTube, imagine what it has been like for kids to be told to sit quietly and watch a TV Mass.

Missal updated in Canada

By Catholic Register Staff

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has agreed to adjust the English-language wording to the conclusion of the Collect (the opening prayer) in the Roman Missal approved for use in Canada.

St. John’s vows to heal from ‘dark chapter’

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Archbishop Peter Hundt says “sacrifices” will have to be made, but the Archdiocese of St. John’s has to move forward with compassion and understanding after a “dark chapter” of abuse in the Newfoundland archdiocese’s history.

B.C. lawyers seek to ease restrictions on churches


VANCOUVER -- Catholic lawyers in the Archdiocese of Vancouver are adding their voices to the growing numbers calling for the B.C. government to end its ban on worship services.

Senate changes to Bill C-7 would extend access to assisted suicide


OTTAWA -- The Canadian Senate has voted to open access to assisted suicide even further than what the federal government is proposing. 

Course explores holistic needs of those in care

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Personally and professionally, Julie Turenne-Maynard sees daily the loneliness and isolation amongst an aging population living at home or in long-term care facilities across Canada. 

Students’ video shines a light on mental health

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Adriana Rereich says Oakville, Ont.’s St. Thomas Catholic Secondary School has a rich tradition of empowering students to tap into the arsenal of their creative talents.