Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael is Associate Editor of The Catholic Register.

He is an award-winning writer and photographer and holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University.

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COVID, plus civil war and years of crippling drought, have dimmed the prospects for democracy in Ethiopia, made the lives of hundreds of thousands of refugees more difficult, devastated the country’s basic social infrastructure of schools, hospitals, clinics and social services.

A book is not going to save the planet, so editors Simon Appolloni and Rebecca Rathbone teamed up with 38 young writers to produce something more.

Janelle Delorme was practically born into social justice activism. At 12 she participated in her first ThinkFast with the Development and Peace club at her school.

A new law requiring Canadian companies to report on possible forced labour in their supply chains is not good enough for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, despite promises from federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan to follow up with a second law banning imports made with child and forced labour.

May 18, 2023

The art of work

Vince Pietropaolo’s lens points us to who built Canada.

In the name of mental health and the healing ministry of the Church, the Southdown Institute gathered a bushel or two of its best friends at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto’s Columbus Centre for its annual fundraising dinner on May 11.

With a new president in place, Caritas Internationalis is out of the Vatican’s penalty box and back on the ice. And for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada executive director Carl Hétu, the relaunch of the world’s second largest humanitarian aid network’s central co-ordinating office in Rome is good news.

Seven men handed their lives over to service in the Church, service to the Eucharist, service to the Gospel at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto on Saturday, May 13.

King’s University College principal David Malloy found something more precious than gold on an April trip to India — students.

Rose of Sharon aids in turning young ladies into loving moms.