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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Fr.Gilles Mongeau. S.J.TORONTO - When Our Lady of Lourdes parish marks World AIDS Day Dec. 1, those who have gathered for the monthly healing Mass the past 16 years will remember the ones who have died and their families and friends, not forgetting those who still depend on a handful of pills every day to keep the human immunodeficiency virus at bay.

TORONTO - The Catholic New Times, Toronto's herald of left-leaning Catholicism, will cap off 30 years by publishing it's last issue on Nov. 16.

TORONTO - The Catholic New Times, Toronto's herald of left-leaning Catholicism, will cap off 30 years by publishing it's last issue on Nov. 16.

TORONTO - A renewed debate on whether Canada should join the United States' National Missile Defence scheme desperately needs a Catholic voice, according to Deacon Steve Barringer, a founding member of Catholics For Peace, Toronto. In Barringer's view, a Catholic voice would say "No."

Toronto Mayor David MillerTORONTO - Faith may be the next force in municipal politics in Toronto, and Mayor David Miller thinks that's a good thing.

TORONTO - As Toronto's homeless face another winter on the streets and in the shelters, their fate is again an election issue.

Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Unionville, OntarioTORONTO - One of Canada's most architecturally impressive and ambitious cathedrals is no longer a cathedral. Eparch John Pazak, spiritual head of Byzantine rite Slovak Catholics in Canada, has removed the blessed sacrament and the antimension, or altar stone, from the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, a giant gold-domed church on the edge of Unionville, north of Toronto.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Parkdale isn’t what it used to be. There are condos going up, gourmet restaurants offering Food Channel cuisine, artists and entrepreneurs sharing the sidewalk with the homeless, ex-psychiatric patients and the chronically unemployed.

TORONTO - It’s unlikely that the Oct. 10 Ontario election will be fought over the issue of prayer and meditation at Queen’s Park. It’s equally unlikely members of the provincial legislature and their staffs will have a room set aside for contemplation and related inactivities before election day.
TORONTO - More than half a trillion dollars, almost a fifth of Canada’s investment capital, is now invested with one eye on the ethical bottom line.