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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TORONTO - Like the tulips defying the last gasps of winter, preparations for ordinations are another sure sign of spring in Toronto.
For Vanessa Harris her Grade 8 class trip to the Holocaust Museum in Toronto was all about trying to understand the incomprehensible.
TORONTO - An attack on a Jewish community centre in midtown Toronto is part of a continuing pattern that needs to be addressed, said Fr. Damian MacPherson, the archdiocese of Toronto’s interfaith and ecumenical affairs officer.
TORONTO - Ten Catholics For Peace were among a couple thousand protesters who marked the fourth anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq with a St. Patrick’s Day rally across the street from the U.S. consulate and a march through downtown Toronto converging on the Peace Garden in Nathan Phillips Square.
TORONTO - From Anglican to Zoroastrian, 45 faith communities came together to put the stamp of faith on Toronto’s immense diversity at the inaugural breakfast meeting of the Toronto Area Interfaith Council March 20.
homelessTORONTO - Putting a person in jail for being sick might sound extreme, barbarous and unreasonable, but 40 per cent of the inmates in Canada’s prison systems suffer mental illness. AND Approximately 35 per cent of the homeless suffer serious forms of mental illness. Philosopher and bioethicist Barry Brown argues that society should do more for the mentally ill than tossing them in jail or out on the street.
breach2The worst thing you can say about a religion is that it is a self-imposed prison of the mind — an identity of limits that deforms the human soul.

February 5, 2007

Christians, Jews united

Toronto - Just a couple of weeks after announcing his retirement as archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic confessed his love to a gathering of about 50 at Holy Blossom Temple.

interfaithlogoTORONTO - The Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement finished off the 99th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by launching a web site dedicated to helping the whole church get ready for the 100th anniversary of the annual week.

{mosimage}TORONTO - Toronto’s Dr. Bill Sullivan, the founding executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and president of the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life.