Fr Yaw Cover SmallWalking on the Journey of Faith

By Fr. Yaw Acheampong

Fr. Yaw Acheampong wants us to take a walk with him … a Spirit-filled walk on the journey of faith. As a priest who has served in parishes and hospitals, he has seen the power of the Gospel at work, offering inspiration, comfort and healing. Through his thoughtful writing in The Catholic Register, Fr. Yaw has extended his pastoral mission as he invites readers to live the joy of their faith. This book is a collection of his columns that teach and reflect on the sacraments, the seasons of the Church, and our responsibility to each other and the world.

116 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / ISBN 978-0-9948716-4-0 / © 2022 Catholic Register Books

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WrittenonmyHeartWritten on my Heart

By Michael Swan

“Michael Swan has taken ten familiar prayers that he uses in his own daily prayer ritual and offers a deeply personal book that most everyone will nonetheless be able to relate to in some aspect. Using history, tradition, scripture and storytelling, each prayer is given as a passionate spirit of devotion, not as a prescription. In his own words, 'to memorize a prayer is to love it.' The title Written on my Heart is apt.”
—Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, a theologian, teacher and award-winning author

Canadian orders: 80 pages / Paperback / $11.95 + $5.00 shipping / ISBN 978-1-62785-51-7-4 / Published by Novalis Publishing Inc.

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Kinghorn CoverSmallThe Church on the Street

By Deacon Robert Kinghorn

Deacon Robert Kinghorn invites readers to walk with him as he ministers in a crime-ridden Toronto neighbourhood of drugs, prostitution, violence and homelessness. Praised as powerful and engaging, his descriptions of encounters with the downtrodden reveal not just the despair and disorder of the streets but also the compassion and even hope in a poor, crime-ridden downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Kinghorn began a street ministry in 2005 to be “a friend who would listen to the cares, dreams and hopes of the people of the night.” For the past four years he has chronicled those experiences in Canada’s national Catholic newspaper, The Catholic Register, in an award-winning column called The Church on the Street. The most poignant of those short essays are assembled in this book. His writing has been called unique in terms of his subjects and approach. The “humble, observational way” he takes readers with him on his journeys into the night are not intended as sermons — his style is anything but preachy — yet, in the words of one critic, his words “teach powerfully.” “Deacon Kinghorn bears faithful witness to the humility, compassion and generosity of ordained ministry,” wrote Cardinal Thomas Collins in the foreword to the book.

Canadian orders: 144 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $4.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-99487-16-3-3 / © 2019 Catholic Register Books

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In his new book More Than Survive, author Fr. Frank Freitas proposes that God wants us to thrive in an increasingly hectic world. What follows is an excerpt from More Than Survive, published this month by Catholic Register Books.

Published in Book News
October 29, 2015

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Papal Visit MagazinePenance and Progress: Pope Francis maps a path of hope

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The Register’s 64-page full colour magazine, Penance and Progress, which details the voyage in word and text but also provides abundant background stories and personal reflections on the impact, meaning and importance of July 24-29, 2022. The magazine is at once commemorative and contemplative, capturing the vitality of events but ordered to encourage deeper reflection on how to move forward on the reconciliation path. Texts of the Holy Father’s addresses are included along with prompt questions for parishes, schools, lay associations, and individuals to develop over the years ahead their own understanding of this critical historical moment.


Fr Yaw Cover SmallWalking on the Journey of Faith

By Fr. Yaw Acheampong | Click here for more information

Fr. Yaw Acheampong wants us to take a walk with him … a Spirit-filled walk on the journey of faith. As a priest who has served in parishes and hospitals, he has seen the power of the Gospel at work, offering inspiration, comfort and healing. Through his thoughtful writing in The Catholic Register, Fr. Yaw has extended his pastoral mission as he invites readers to live the joy of their faith. This book is a collection of his columns that teach and reflect on the sacraments, the seasons of the Church, and our responsibility to each other and the world.


CWL MagazineFaith in Action: Celebration of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada

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As the Catholic Women’s League of Canada enters its second century, The Catholic Register has produced a special 36-page magazine issue about the League — its proud past and the people that today continue to make it a vital part of our Faith in Action.


Kinghorn CoverSmallThe Church on the Street

By Deacon Robert Kinghorn | Click here for more information

Deacon Robert Kinghorn invites readers to walk with him as he ministers in a crime-ridden Toronto neighbourhood of drugs, prostitution, violence and homelessness. Praised as powerful and engaging, his descriptions of encounters with the downtrodden reveal not just the despair and disorder of the streets but also the compassion and even hope in a poor, crime-ridden downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Kinghorn began a street ministry in 2005 to be “a friend who would listen to the cares, dreams and hopes of the people of the night.” For the past four years he has chronicled those experiences in Canada’s national Catholic newspaper, The Catholic Register, in an award-winning column called The Church on the Street. The most poignant of those short essays are assembled in this book. His writing has been called unique in terms of his subjects and approach. The “humble, observational way” he takes readers with him on his journeys into the night are not intended as sermons — his style is anything but preachy — yet, in the words of one critic, his words “teach powerfully.” “Deacon Kinghorn bears faithful witness to the humility, compassion and generosity of ordained ministry,” wrote Cardinal Thomas Collins in the foreword to the book.


Crossword-Vol-2Crosswords for Catholics (Vol. II)

By Bob Carson | Click here for more information

The Catholic Register's crossword guru Bob Carson is back with Volume II of his popular Crosswords for Catholics. This faith-filled softcover book contains 80 brand new crossword puzzles that are designed to intellectually entertain and spiritually inspire. Like Volume I, it is a large-format book loaded with clues drawn from traditional religious themes and clues based on artists and entertainers whose work is influenced by faith.


Swan-OutOfTheColdOut of the Cold: A history of caring

By Michael Swan | Click here for more information

From a modest storefront that opened 28 years ago to serve hot meals to a handful of homeless people, Out of the Cold has developed into an acclaimed winter program that last year provided food and overnight shelter to more than 12,000 homeless people.

Catholic Register associate editor Michael Swan tells the remarkable story of how Out of the Cold evolved from modest beginnings as a weekend project at a Toronto Catholic high school into an extraordinary example of Christian love and caring. It’s a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.


CrosswordsCrosswords for Catholics: 92 puzzles that are good for the soul

By Bob Carson | Click here for more information

Who says religion can't be fun? Crosswords for Catholics is a book of 92 original crossword puzzles by Bob Carson, whose crosswords appear weekly in The Catholic Register. Intended to be uplifting and entertaining, this large-format book combines clues based on traditional religious themes with clues based on artists and entertainers whose work is influenced by faith. The answers aren't exclusively religious but each puzzle has a distinctly religious flavour. Themes range from bible figures, saints and religious orders to writers, artists and social leaders to the Stations of the Cross, the rosary and miracles.


Raby-TheLittleWorldThe Little World of Fr. Raby, 1980-2007

By Msgr. Thomas Raby | Click here for more information

For almost 50 years, Msgr. Tom Raby delighted readers of The Catholic Register with his folksy observations of life and people in his weekly column “The Little World of Father Raby.”
Following two popular books in the 1970s that showcased his early work, The Little World of Father Raby:1980-2007 is the long-overdue final instalment of the charming tales of parish life that brought Raby legions of fans. It is a book comprising 81 of Raby's best columns, a collection of anecdotes, reflections, lessons, humour, kindness, wisdom, faith and prayer from a humble man who dedicated his life to serving God and his parishioners.


Raby-AChildIsBornA Child is Born: Poems of Christmas

By Msgr. Thomas Raby | Click here for more information

In 1967 beloved columnist Msgr. Tom Raby penned his first Christmas poem and launched a December tradition that would delight readers of The Catholic Register until 2004. For almost four decades the Christmas poems of Fr. Raby were as much a part of the season as the angel atop the tree.

Now for the first time all 37 of those poems have been collected in a book of verse that will fill hearts with joy and fit easily in a Christmas stocking.