The journey home can be hard, but it’s harder for the homeless.

Religious freedom in the 2018 spotlight

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OTTAWA – Religious freedom and conscience rights will continue to be top agenda items for Catholic and other faith groups in 2018 as challenges play out in the courts and in the public arena.

Hostel at Quebec shrine closed for good due to high upgrade costs

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The hostel at the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré, which has provided spartan accommodation for pilgrims for more than 50 years, has closed for good.

Religious rights and lives in 2017 captured attention of Register’s online readers

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Rights, art, liturgy and life captured the attention of Catholic Register readers in 2017.

Public transit campaign aims for a ‘Merry Christmas’

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You can have all the happy holidays you want, but for Rudy Fernandes, it will always be a Merry Christmas.

Toronto priest experiences miracles with St. Joseph's intercession

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Fr. Peter Turrone went to Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory to thank the patron saint for the blessings received this year at the Newman chaplaincy and parish. What he didn’t expect was to leave with even more to be thankful for.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2017 Winners

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Jasmeen Arcentales says she wants to be an artist when she grows up. Judging by her entry in The Catholic Register’s annual Christmas drawing contest, we’d say she’s an artist already.

MP pushes for adoption of UN declaration on Indigenous rights

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OTTAWA – The dream of NDP MP Romeo Saganash to see Canada bring its laws in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has moved closer to reality.

Homeless youth given a taste of the season at the Covenant House

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On Christmas Eve, before the presents are handed out, the kids at Covenant House will gather in the chapel, referred to as the sanctuary room at the shelter for homeless youth, to hear the story of Christmas — the birth of the saviour as a homeless refugee.

St. Michael's Choir veteran leaves on a high note

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Matthew Riola was a nervous 12-year-old when he auditioned in 2012 for St. Michael’s Choir School. He had no idea he could sing, but his rendition of “O Canada” impressed a group of adults who would soon become his teachers and mentors.

Ottawa priest's dream of Christmas album becomes a reality after a few rough notes

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OTTAWA – For years, Fr. Vincent Pereira, an Ottawa priest and canon lawyer, mused about producing a Christmas CD, perhaps featuring one of his own musical compositions.