EDMONTON – When a young Fr. Martin Carroll first came to Canada from England to help with a shortage of priests, he wasn’t expecting to stay for long. That was 42 years ago.

‘Compassionate Communities’ look to create wider dialogue about death


Death has lived in the shadows and been discussed in whispers for a very long time.

Archdiocese of Toronto asking for help in summer jobs attestation fight


Catholics across the Archdiocese of Toronto are being asked to support an ongoing protest against the pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation with their voices and their wallets.

Refugee sponsors brace for budget crunch


The churches that sponsor refugees may be nervous about their budgets over the next three years, but they will probably get through the coming flood of refugee arrivals, according to the organization that represents sponsorship agreement holders across the country.

Religious leaders examine path ahead after court’s ruling against Trinity Western


OTTAWA – In upholding the right of provincial law bodies to deny accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University, the Supreme Court of Canada has delivered a serious blow to religious freedom, say religious experts.

Register staff wins 13 newspaper awards


When it comes to reporting on ecumenical and interfaith issues, no one in English North America does it better than The Catholic Register.

Nigerian bishop promotes dialogue Muslims and Christians after years of violence


VANCOUVER – In the 23 years since Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama became a bishop, he has not taken one day off from promoting dialogue and peace between Christians and Muslims.

Father's Day: Stepping in to fill a father's role

VANCOUVER – Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child's father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news.

Supreme Court decision on Trinity Western delivers severe blow to religious freedom, say advocates


OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions on Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school have delivered a severe blow to religious freedom, say advocates.

David Mulroney: We must renew our ‘Catholic weirdness’


After three years as president of the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, David Mulroney steps down June 30. The long-time diplomat and former ambassador to China reflects on his time at St. Michael’s and the direction of Catholic education.

Statues of Mary and Joseph saved from the wrecking ball at Edmonton monastery


EDMONTON – Two life-sized statues of Mary and Joseph that stood outside an Edmonton monastery for more than 90 years are now welcoming visitors to St. Joseph Catholic High School.


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Charles Lewis: The papal office deserves a defence 

"I believed that criticism of the papacy was a sport for non-Catholics or perhaps disgruntled Catholics who were always at odds with Church teachings. Then a few things happened," Charles Lewis writes.


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