New York Attorney General Letitia James sued HeartbeatInternational, an anti-abortion group, and 11 crisis pregnancy centers May 6, accusing them of misleading and potentially causing harm to women by claiming that they can provide a treatment that reverses the effect of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Toronto pilgrimage to call for Gaza war’s end


A worldwide act of solidarity with those affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict is making its way to Toronto over Mother’s Day weekend. 

The Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage is a global movement walking in prayerful solidarity with the people of Gaza, the densely settled territory at the centre of heavy fighting amidst the war. 

Child’s death certificate muddies Edmonton class-action allegation


An alleged murder that is part of a class action suit against the Archdiocese of Edmonton was actually death from meningitis, a government record obtained by The Catholic Register affirms.

Wildfire season: it’s all in God’s hands


Wildfire season is upon Canada again with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) reporting as of May 5 firefighters nationwide had responded to 738 blazes, 246 originating in Alberta alone.

St. John’s victims to start seeing money next month


The 369 plaintiffs who filed abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. John’s are slated to receive their first disbursement on June 29.

National Prayer Breakfast calls for bridge over troubled waters


“Nothing is more damning than indifference in the face of violence,” Anu George Canjanathoppil told today’s 59th annual National Prayer Breakfast.

In an electrifying speech that led to several rounds of applause and a prolonged standing ovation, the keynote speaker and CEO of International Justice Mission made an impassioned plea before 1,300 gathered for protection and justice for the victims of human trafficking in a world where war and conflict are rampant.

Saved by a Catholic woman in Poland, a Holocaust survivor has a message for the world


At 83, Alex Rosin, born Elek Rebensztok, is among the youngest child survivors of the Holocaust. As fewer survivors are able to give their testimony, he feels an urgency to tell people his story, especially considering the increasing antisemitism he senses following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on southern Israeli communities and the subsequent war in Gaza.

Vatican to publish updated norms for investigating alleged apparitions


The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith will publish its new norms for the discernment of apparitions and other supernatural phenomena May 17, the Vatican press office said.

Pope urges reparation to the Sacred Heart


The spiritual practice of reparation "may be somewhat forgotten or wrongly judged obsolete" today, but it is essential for the promotion of justice and healing, including on behalf of those who have suffered abuse in the church, Pope Francis said.

Catholic Olympic champion swimmer Katie Ledecky awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom


Adding another distinguished medal to her already sizable collection, Katie Ledecky - the most decorated woman in swimming history - was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 3 in a White House ceremony.

Shevchuk: Russian rededication of Catholic church for Orthodox faith a 'sacrilege'


The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has denounced Russia's seizure of a Catholic church in Ukraine's Kherson region, calling the structure's rededication for the Russian Orthodox Church a "sacrilege."