Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

For five decades, Fr. Thomas Raby held a very special place for readers of The Catholic Register. His weekly column — The Little World of Fr. Raby — was a favourite, with stories and messages that continue to resonate, even three years after his death at age 95. At right, we present one of his Christmas poems, which were a tradition for almost 40 years. As well, here is one of his Christmas columns, published Dec. 24, 1960, when the the Cold War was escalating.

One of the joys of Christmas at The Catholic Register is judging what has become perhaps our most popular annual feature — the children’s Christmas drawing contest.

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Cuba is granting pardons to to 787 prisoners in response to Pope Francis' call for clemency during the Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis warned Christians on Friday against ideologies on love and intellectual theories, saying these strip away the Flesh of the Church and ruin it. He was speaking during his Mass celebrated on Friday morning at the Santa Marta residence.

Showing respect for human dignity should never include the "false mercy" of helping someone prematurely end their life, Cardinal Thomas Collins told a packed audience Nov. 10 at the 37th annual Cardinal's Dinner in Toronto.

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Rev. Major Mike Dalton is Canada’s most decorated Roman Catholic chaplain, but that only tells us he did his job very well. A greater part of his story is what is revealed in his diaries written from the World War II battlefields of Europe, of the humanity and spirituality that could be found even in the most grim of settings.

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

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.

Canadian orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $3.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

US orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $6.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

International orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $10.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books



Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined forces with the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox bishops in Canada to raise money for restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.

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