Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The power of a Grade 12 student’s imagination has made it possible for the Windsor-Essex Catholic school community to experience the interior and exterior of the new Catholic Central High School (CCHS) building before it opens on Jan. 10. 

As the Russian reign of terror continued unabated, with missiles shattering the normally peaceful holiday season, Canadian non-profits and Catholic eparchies have stepped up their support to beleaguered Ukrainians.

Fr. Joshua Roldan, the director of the Office of Catholic Youth at the Archdiocese of Toronto, turned 20 years old in 2005, the year the late Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.  

Mike MacDonald feels “like the most blessed Canadian in the world.” Formerly an educator in the Calgary Catholic School District, MacDonald has lived most of the past three decades in southern Mexico.

Tributes have been pouring in from across Canada as the Catholic community has joined the world in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Bishop Bryan Bayda of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada convened with other world leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) earlier this month at the Vatican to share their vision on their Church’s future. 

Catholics are being called to consider how they can achieve reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and build off the six historic days in July where the Pope visited Canada.

A frenetic Dec. 14 on Parliament Hill before the Christmas adjournment saw the unanimous passage of Bill S-223 in the House of Commons, which now makes it illegal for Canadians to partake in or profit from organ trafficking at home or abroad. 

Canadian Christian singer-songwriter Steve Bell is back on the road and sharing his music with live audiences for the first time in two-and-a-half years. 

The pay it forward spirit is thriving in Canadian Catholic schools this Christmas season.