VANCOUVER -- Maybe you have been to court before. I have not. In nearly seven years of Catholic journalism, I’ve spent time at press conferences outside of courtrooms, but not in them.

Academics tackling some ‘evil’ trends

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OTTAWA -- Catholic academics from across North America will gather in Montreal Sept. 27-29 to examine how Catholics can navigate a society that increasingly pushes them to the margins.

Federal election: A Catholic guide

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Each week up to the Oct. 21 federal election, The Register will examine a different issue of interest for Catholic voters.

Quebec court strikes down safeguard of ‘reasonably foreseeable’ death

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OTTAWA -- A Quebec court decision that strikes down key safeguards in Canada’s euthanasia law points to an urgent need to provide opportunities and care for vulnerable and disabled people, said euthanasia opponents who called the ruling “terrible news.”

An Island gem marks 100th anniversary

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For almost three centuries Catholics in Prince Edward Island have been able to call St. Dunstan’s their home, the last 100 years in the current cathedral basilica situated prominently on historic Great George Street in the heart of Charlottetown.

Pro-lifers vow to keep voice alive

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The leaders of Canada’s major political parties may have closed the door on the abortion debate, but pro-lifers across the country say it’s the people in the back benches of Parliament who will ultimately have the final say.

Amazon synod raises issues for Canadians

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OTTAWA -- The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will challenge Canada regarding its own relationship with Indigenous peoples and the environment, said Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina.

Swahili hymns give parish a fresh beat

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EDMONTON -- As the sound of drums, tambourines and Swahili hymns reverberated through St. Andrew’s Church, Elizabeth Muturi and fellow parishioners swayed their arms and hips, dancing down the aisle with the Book of Gospels raised behind them.

Fr. Paul Hansen being honoured with Pax Christi award

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Fr. Paul Hansen has worked in plenty of dangerous places in his missionary work, always following one simple rule:

“I would never tell my mother, when she was alive, where I was going until I came home and I told her where I was. Because she wouldn’t sleep,” said the native of Saint John, N.B., who has done social justice work in 82 countries, including the Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

Artists work on restoring St. Catherine's cathedral for 175 anniversary

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As Carlos Nunes and his team uncover the visual glories that have been plastered, painted and papered over in historic churches, he can’t help but joke about what that work has meant to him and the livelihood of other fine art restorers.

Bishops-D&P review ready for next stage

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OTTAWA -- A review by Canada’s bishops of Development and Peace that arose from allegations the agency was aligned with some questionable partners is completed and will be presented by the end of September.