Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

Catholics have a moral obligation to get involved in the democratic process, Alberta’s bishops said in a May 16 pastoral letter.

Effective balance

Ontario’s effective referral policy that Quinton Amundson refers to in “Euthanasia document authors’ biases questioned” was upheld by the Court of Appeal because it was found to serve the important social and public benefit of ensuring equitable access to health care. 

Here at The Catholic Register, we make it a key part of our journalistic mission to find and communicate beauty even in a fallen world, which is why at the joyous Christian seasons of Christmas and Easter we save some of our pages for art created by elementary school students as part of our twice-yearly drawing contest.

On a 25-degree blue sky May day in Ottawa, Canada’s national pro-life movement made clear it has no intention of calling “may day” in the battle against abortion and Medical Aid in Dying.

Nicole Scheild is executvie director of Canadian Physicians for Life. This is taken from an eblast she sent to supporters earlier this year.

By expanding euthanasia and assisted suicide to those suffering with a mental illness, the federal government is closing the door to “any hope of recovery,” Canada’s bishops have said in an open letter to the Government of Canada.

Graduates who have made their mark in sportscasting, broadcasting, the National Basketball Association, education, nursing and cartoons are this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees of the York Catholic District School Board.

An essay by Nolan Scharper featured in 'Generation Laudato Si’: Catholic Youth on Living Out an Ecological Spirituality', edited by Rebecca Rathbone and Simon Appolloni, published this year by Novalis. 

MPP Jamie West during Question Period, April 18, at Queen’s Park.

Facing facts

Michael Swan’s article “Children’s aid faces up to race issues” on, and printed in the April 9 issue, outlines the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s (CCAS) addressing racism within the child welfare, education and justice systems. It is important to note that our Journey Toward Equity is ongoing, and one we take seriously at CCAS.