A Montreal boy ventures north

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Life in a northern town can be tough. Life in three northern towns might be tougher. But Bishop Tom Dowd is relishing the challenge of leading the Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay in Northern Ontario.

Jesuits delay naming suspected abusers

By Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- The promise to release a detailed public list of all Canadian Jesuits who have been “credibly accused” of sex abuse has been delayed until at least the spring.

Safe Third Country rules remain in place

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

With an Oct. 26 ruling that keeps the status quo at the U.S.-Canada border, asylum seekers will continue to be sent back into indefinite detention in American jails before eventually being deported back to the countries they are fleeing.

Inequity on rise, systemic change needed

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Anti-poverty groups say Canadians most vulnerable to living in poverty will fall further behind because of COVID-19 unless post-pandemic recovery efforts focus on eliminating systemic issues keeping them in a perpetual state of poverty.

Pandemic claims Gideon Travel

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

After 61 years Gideon Travel has reached the end of the road. 

Schools utilizing tents as learning spaces

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Tents are being used to expand classroom space in the outdoors at a number of Toronto Catholic schools as they work to ensure staff and student safety while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Regis, St. Mike’s alliance in works

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

For one city to have two Catholic, PhD-granting, graduate faculties of theology might seem an embarrassment of riches. But Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College have decided what Toronto really needs is one bigger and better centre for advanced studies in Catholic theology.

COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience


EDMONTON -- The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common good and solidarity.

Fighting the ‘virus of racism’

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Canada’s Jesuits are asking Canadians to examine their collective conscience in the wake of Joyce Echaquan’s death in a hospital in Joliette, Que.

Archdiocese forges ahead with unique Cardinal’s Dinner

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

You could be forgiven for cursing COVID-19 because it is robbing Toronto Catholics of yet another opportunity to gather and celebrate. But John Ecker doesn’t think that the pandemic forcing the annual Cardinal’s Dinner online Nov. 5 is so bad.

Vancouver school marks first step to towering future


VANCOUVER -- After spending last year in a church basement, the young musicians in St. Mary’s Elementary School’s band class can now breathe easily in their very own fine arts annex.