Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael is Associate Editor of The Catholic Register.

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{mosimage}TORONTO - In uncertain markets, ethically minded investors have shared in the uncertainty. The Jantzi Social Index of 60 Canadian stocks selected on the basis of their environmental, social and governance practices dropped 0.7 per cent of its overall value in August.

{mosimage} TORONTO - Pope Paul VI had a name for the kind of people who will gather for Mass at St. Basil’s Church on the University of Toronto campus 2 p.m. Oct. 27. He called them “The Artisans of Destiny.”

Mary CorkeryWith a $100,000 lifeline from the United Church of Canada, Canada’s ecumenical justice coalition KAIROS has until fall to either restart its international programs with new federal funding or reshape itself as a smaller, more domestically focussed organization.

KAIROS has reapplied to the Canadian International Development Agency to restore some of the funding that was cut off Nov. 30. At the time CIDA officials claimed KAIROS’ regular five-year funding agreement was rejected because the church-based group’s international program no longer fit CIDA priorities. However, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told a conference in Jerusalem his government had cut KAIROS funding because it supported anti-Semitism.

{mosimage}TORONTO - On May 6 Les Soeurs des Sainte-Anne will stand up in a Toronto hotel ballroom and call the world’s largest gold producer to account. It won’t be the first time, or the last.

{mosimage}TORONTO - The ecumenical social justice organization KAIROS is urging churches to use their investment portfolios to encourage peace between Israel and Palestine.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Politics and poverty are about to find themselves on the same stage in Ontario and nationally.

“The issue is back on the table,” said Michael Polyani, KAIROS’ Canadian social development expert.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Jesuit Father Jack Costello isn’t the sort to yell “Come and get me, Copper” a la James Cagney. At the same time, he isn’t about to quit aiding and abetting refugees who want to come into Canada.

{mosimage}Pope Benedict XVI won't be coming to Canada this summer to help Quebec City stage the 49th International Eucharistic Congress and mark the city's 400th anniversary.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Canada’s Catholic bishops may have something to say about Canada’s role in Afghanistan before Parliament debates the issue in March.

{mosimage}The 21 churches which collectively represent more than 80 per cent of Canada's Christians have unanimously called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to define and implement a poverty reduction strategy for Canada within the next budget year.