Proposed legislation bans conversion therapy for minors

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The federal government has proposed legislation that would make it a crime to force anyone into conversion therapy or provide the controversial therapy to minors.

Ontario English Catholic teachers reach contract settlement

By Catholic Register Staff

Ontario’s English Catholic teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement with the province that could put an end to work stoppages in the Catholic education system.

Quebec bishops' ban now includes funerals and weddings

By Catholic Register Staff

MONTREAL -- The bishops of Quebec have taken the unprecedented step of suspending all celebrations and events in churches across the province.

‘For richer and not poorer…’

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

If you don’t get married you won’t get divorced. But as marriage and divorce both decline, that is no guarantee of a happier or healthier society, said a researcher who has documented a drop in divorce among Canadians.

Churches putting precautions in place

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

As quickly as the coronavirus is spreading, dioceses in Canada have been working to implement measures to protect their parishioners.

Virus causing pilgrims to stay home

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus is starting to take a toll on Canadian tour operators who have booked pilgrimages, particularly to Italy where the whole nation went into a lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Building blocks for a nation

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

As we enter the third decade of the 2000s, the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury can look back 45 years to the elders who set the stage for the growth of Indigenous Studies as a discipline across Canada and, indeed, across the world.

Green Churches keeps eye on the prize

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

It’s been a slow process for the Green Churches Network in its aim to be a truly national chain of faith-based organizations bent on improving environmental practices, but it is making small gains every day, said its new director.

Church treasures found in antique shop

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EDMONTON -- Angie Frizzell’s chance trip to an Edmonton antique mall has uncovered a treasure trove of priceless Catholic artifacts that were mistakenly sold to a dealer and put up for sale.

Statistics don’t tell whole poverty story

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The federal government is touting recent statistics that indicate that the poverty rate in Canada is on a downward spiral, but social justice and anti-poverty groups say the statistics don’t tell the whole story and there is still a lot of work to be done if Canada is going to reduce poverty levels for Indigenous Canadians and those who live in remote areas of the country.

Budget stokes anxiety among Catholics

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EDMONTON -- Alberta’s Catholic community is sharing in the anxiety over the United Conservative Party (UCP) government’s 2020 budget.