Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

For Emily Jang, art is in her blood. Inspired by her older sister, she began taking private art classes about four years ago so she could join her sister, Amy, at the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto.

The following is an edited version of the Easter message from Bishop Lionel Gendron, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops:

VATICAN CITY - Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was third on every ballot during the five rounds of voting that ended with then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becoming Pope Francis, according to a new book.

In one of the darkest hours for the “City of Light,” the Catholic Church in Canada has united in prayer and solidarity with Paris as it watched one of its grandest treasures engulfed in a raging inferno.

In the year since 10 people were killed and 16 others injured when a man mowed down people with a van on sunny spring afternoon along Toronto’s Yonge Street, St. Edward’s Parish has continued to offer sanctuary and healing to the shocked and traumatized community.

Five Montreal-area dioceses have hired a retired judge to examine seven decades of archival files to shed light on credible reports of sexual abuse by clergy that have been kept silent.

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I commend Fr. Michael Machacek for visiting Toronto parishes to “share information” and help give Catholics “hope” regarding the “horrors of priestly abuse.” But after reading the facts/figures he cites, I suggest that readers google a recent study published by Fr. Paul Sullins, a sociology professor who taught at the Catholic University of America (CUA) for many years. His report is entitled “Is the Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse related to Homosexual Priests?”

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated March 17, the day he died in 461.  In honour of one of the more celebrated saints, here are a few items that form part of the fact and legend of the patron saint of Ireland.

Among 18 Canadians who died in a March 10 plane crash in Ethiopia was a graduate of Toronto’s Catholic school system who had just been accepted into teachers’ college.

Fr. Thomas Rosica has maintained the support of the board of directors of Salt and Light Media Foundation despite admitting to widespread plagiarism.

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Bob Brehl: The redemption of Tiger amidst #MeToo

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