News/Canada

St. Mary’s bears witness to Halifax’s past

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

For 200 years, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica has been a fixture in the heart of downtown Halifax.

Diocese seeks status in farm labourers’ appeal

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

BURFORD, ONT. -- The Diocese of Hamilton wants a chance to speak up for migrant workers in an upcoming court case.

Migrant’s death hits community hard

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

BURFORD, ONT. -- With many of Scotlynn Group Inc.’s migrant farm workers either still in or just out of quarantine, few were able to attend a memorial Mass on June 28 for Juan Lopez Chaparro at Blessed Sacrament Church in Burford, Ont.

Probe into beheaded Sudbury statues stalled

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The investigation into the beheading of eight Stations of the Cross statues at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Sudbury has hit a standstill.

Feds granted more time for changes to assisted suicide law

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

A Quebec court has agreed to allow the federal government to put off making changes to Canada’s medically-assisted suicide law until mid-December.

Dr. Walley dedicated life to maternal care

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Robert Walley, a Catholic doctor who committed his life to helping save the lives of mothers and babies in the developing world.

Register captures honours at Catholic Press Association awards

By Catholic Register Staff

The Catholic Register picked four first-place awards among the 22 honours it received at the Catholic Press Association awards on July 2.

PM urged to take spiritual approach to reconciliation

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Two weeks after crown prosecutors in British Columbia dropped civil and criminal charges against 22 protesters arrested in February for defying a court injunction against blocking pipeline construction crews on Wet’suwet’en territory, the Catholic bishops and Indigenous elders in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle are telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get on with the job of reconciliation by employing a more spiritual approach to dialogue.

A call to action for long-term care

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Catholics are getting ready to play a role in the post-COVID look at what went wrong in long-term care, but that response is divided between a walk-softly approach and others demanding radical change.

Canadian archbishop gets third pallium

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY -- Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa-Cornwall is preparing to retire, but first he is planning a liturgy where he will receive the pallium. Again.

Hamilton CYO’s future hangs in balance

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

The Catholic Youth Organization in Hamilton has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, so much so that it’s at the point of wondering if it will be able to carry on beyond this summer.