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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{mosimage}TORONTO - Canada’s Catholic bishops are failing to lead as the nation’s troops are drawn ever deeper into a civil war in Afghanistan, KAIROS board chair Fr. Paul Hansen told The Catholic Register.

{mosimage}TORONTO – Parliament's vote to extend Canada's military mission in Afghanistan to 2011 has not advanced the cause of peace, according to Pax Christi U.S.A. and Canadian affiliates of Pax Christi International.

{mosimage}TORONTO - For the next six years Canada’s English-speaking Jesuits will be under the direction of a man known for a life-long commitment to the poor.

{mosimage}Wise and faithful or naive and badly informed — Canadians can’t agree on the most recent Catholic bishops’ statement on Canada’s role in Afghanistan.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Until at least 2010 Canada’s ecumenical social justice agency is going to be thinking, talking, organizing and campaigning on one over-riding issue. From here on out it’s all about fossil fuels for KAIROS.

{mosimage}TORONTO - While the Canadian government plans to increase the number of Iraqi refugees resettled in Canada by decreasing numbers accepted from other troubled areas, the archdiocese of Toronto has doubled its overall refugee sponsorship targets in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances of approximately 4.5 million displaced Iraqis.

{mosimage}TORONTO - With martyred Archbishop Paulos Rahho’s portrait on display before the altar, 1,000 Chaldean Catholics gathered at Toronto’s Good Shepherd Chaldean parish March 14 to pray the Stations of the Cross in ancient Syriac, a language directly descended from Jesus’ own Aramaic tongue.

{mosimage}While Canada’s native people wait for an official government apology for the residential schools, Australian aboriginal people are celebrating their government’s willingness to say sorry.

{mosimage}TORONTO - The first Catholic project by the Canada Foodgrains Bank will direct $500,000 to Zambian farmers who lost their crops to flooding in December and January.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Protesters lined the street outside Toronto’s King Edward Hotel May 20, and dominated the microphones inside Goldcorp Inc.’s annual general meeting, putting the world’s second largest gold producer on the defensive over its human rights and environmental record in Guatemala and Honduras.