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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When Jesuit Fr. Peter Larisey was 63 years old, a full professor at Regis College and on the edge of publishing a major book in 1993 that would be considered for the Governor General’s Award, he moved into a beat-up semi-detached house in east Toronto with a bunch of people in their 20s.

Canada’s bishops and their Indigenous partners in the Guadalupe Circle are calling for “a decarceration plan” — sending inmates home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in heavily Indigenous prison populations.

If there’s strength in numbers, 14-year-old Benedict Joseph Claridad has been building spiritual muscle around the world.

A modest Catholic agency that serves the deaf and their families has landed at the centre of efforts to keep deaf people across Canada informed and connected during the COVID-19 crisis.

If the Church isn’t there for displaced and refugee Christians in the Middle East, nobody else is going to protect these impoverished and persecuted minorities from COVID-19.

One document uncovered during one week of research isn’t enough to draw new or final conclusions about Pope Pius XII’s guilt or innocence regarding the Holocaust, warns Canada’s leading expert on the wartime pope.

With Saskatchewan starting to relax COVID-19 restrictions by allowing some gatherings of up to 10 people, the resumption of weekday Mass is a theoretical possibility that Regina’s archbishop has no plans to rush into.

Canada's Jesuits are in mourning after five members of their community, including four priests, died of COVID-19 at the religious order’s long-term care facility in Pickering, Ont.

Canada’s bishops and Development and Peace hope to end years of accusations, suspicions and investigations with a new governance structure that is transparent, streamlined and gives bishops closer oversight of Canada’s development agency.

When the call went out amid the global pandemic for 3D printers to make parts for face shields, St. James Catholic High School principal Mike MacPherson immediately thought of his technology teachers Mike Moore and Kevin Reid.