Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

{mosimage} Two major Roman Catholic dioceses in Atlantic Canada have new bishops, courtesy of Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope announced the appointments Oct. 17 at the Vatican.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Few people would think there is any connection between 21st-century Toronto and the 11th-century Crusades. Yet on Oct. 4, a group of close to 100 men and women gathered to celebrate just such a link.

{mosimage}TORONTO - “Holy Spirit rain down, rain down. Let your power fall,” sang 25 members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish charismatic prayer group in downtown Toronto on a recent rainy Friday evening.

{mosimage}The best leaders in today's organizations, whether in business, charity, or religion, are not the aggressive, take-charge dynamos who run over their opponents with fierce determination. Instead, they need to be people who take time to reflect and nurture others.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Is your mutual fund really on your side? A new study from the Social Investment Organization suggests most mutual funds are actually voting reflexively with management whenever investors challenge their environmental, social or corporate governance practices.

{mosimage}TORONTO - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is kicking in $50,000 to the Caritas Internationalis effort to assist people left homeless by violence in Kenya.

{mosimage}The deal between Canada and the United States which forces refugees to apply for refugee status in the first country they land will remain in force while the federal government appeals a Federal Court ruling that the agreement is illegal.

OTTAWA - It’s on to round two of the court battle between Canada’s refugee advocates and the federal government.

{mosimage}TORONTO - The new chairman of the board for Canada’s largest, Christian and ecumenical social justice organization is a veteran of Third World development work from the Anglican communion.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - Two Catholic nuns have been named Members of the Order of Canada in recognition of their contribution to Canadian health care.

On Dec. 28, Governor General Michaëlle Jean named Sr. Margaret Smith of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Sr. Margaret Vickers of the Sisters of Charity among 61 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

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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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