Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix has just announced to his principal collaborators that he is temporarily withdrawing from his activities until the situation (involving sexual abuse allegations) is clarified.

Cardinal Gérald C. Lacroix of Québec was named in court documents Jan. 25 in connection with a sweeping class-action sex assault lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Québec in 2022.

January 25, 2024

False guilt

Anna Farrow rightly points in her Jan. 21 story “Media buy-in drove graves social panic” to the preface of Chris Champion and Tom Flanagan’s book Grave Error. Champion and Flanagan stress that while contributors to the book do not speak with a unanimous voice, all authors in this collection agree on the main point: that no persuasive evidence has yet been offered by anyone for the existence of unmarked graves, missing children, murder or genocide in residential schools.

Sr. Nancy Brown, of the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, says the Feb. 8 Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita should focus attention to combat the scourge.

Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Sick to be marked on Feb. 11, 2024.

Below is the introduction of Archbishop Francis Leo’s Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese of Toronto. The complete pastoral letter is available

January 11, 2024

Same but different

I had the recent privilege of speaking with Linda Nicholls, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, at her Toronto office.

January 5, 2024

Digging up the roots

Dave Szollosy’s article “Pilgrims seeking peace register their voice” in The Catholic Register showed equal concern for both sides in the Israel-Hamas war.

January 5, 2024

Pontifex Perplexed

The Catholic Register editorial of Dec. 24 regarding the new Vatican declaration on blessing  “irregular” and same-sex couples asks: “If nothing changes, why the need for a 5,000-word text to say so?” Perhaps to darken, perplex and bewilder?

January 4, 2024

Goal judge

In promoting blessing of same-sex couples, Pope Francis argues “...those seeking a blessing should not be required to have prior moral perfection” or “ subjected to too many moral prerequisites.” In other words, don’t judge their likely sinful activity.