Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

Pope Francis’ address to a delegation from “La Diaconie de la Beauté” at the beginning of Lent.

February 22, 2024

All are human

With regard to your Jan. 21, 2024 editorial “On the side of real justice,” I am a United Church minister and I do not disagree totally with your stance.

Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined Christian counterparts in marking the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an invitation for all to join in praying for peace. 

Overview of the legal action filed Feb. 2, by Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine to prevent Quebec forcing MAiD into a palliative care centre in former church still owned by the Archdiocese.

February 15, 2024

Right and wrong

Deacon Andrew Bennett was certainly right in his Feb. 11 column to correct my error in generalizing the “approval” understanding of blessings as being “corrupted and secularized.” I was unaware of the Eastern understanding of blessings. An online commenter graciously corrected me after my article was published.

An excerpt from Pope Francis’ message for Lent “Through the Desert God leads us to Freedom.”

February 8, 2024

Healing and peace

Today we are faced with unbelievable violence in the Holy Land. We who follow the nonviolent Jesus can feel only deep pain, and an urgent call to bring an end to the violence both of Hamas and the Israeli government.

The CCCB’s pastoral letter from its Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, released this week, calls on Canadian Catholics to serve Christian values by following seven commitments online.

February 1, 2024

Just unjust

Your description of Israeli actions in your Jan. 21 editorial “On the side of real justice” leaves a lot to be desired. What happened on Oct. 7 — and I certainly do not condone it — did not happen in a vacuum. Yet there is no sense of any understanding of what has been happening in Israel and Palestine for many years.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith will unveil her government’s parental rights bill today, which will see parents’ permission needed for a child to change their name or pronoun from what they were given at birth.