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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March 23, 2023

Crisis? What crisis?

Roxham Road migrants turn to Canada as a safer option than U.S.

Publishing the names of credibly accused child sex abusers, as Canada’s Jesuit Fathers did March 12, is one small step toward creating a better Church, but it’s not enough for abuse survivor John Swales.

Joe Grogan is proud of his working class origins in Toronto’s tough Parkdale neighbourhood. He’s proud of a lifetime of labour activism, following in the tradition of his father who was active in the Textile Workers Union of America throughout the 1940s and ’50s. 

In his new book Educating for Eternity, Regina archdiocesan theologian Brett Salkeld does not argue that everything can be Catholic. He insists that everything in every classroom  already is Catholic.

Canada’s Jesuit Fathers have published the names of 27 of their own men who, over a span of 70 years, have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children and young people under 18. 

Individually, economists need to be saved as much as any other poor sinner. Collectively, the rest of us need to be saved from the fallen state of economics, says Catholic economist Tony Annett.

If paying your taxes seems complicated, the morality of finishing the job isn’t, according to Catholic authorities from St. Thomas Aquinas through to Pope Francis.

Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people is getting a check-up and Canada’s Catholic bishops want to be part of it. Whether or not they get the chance is still up in the air.

Catherine Clifford doesn’t want to just recover the spirit of Vatican II. She wants to be more thorough.

A humble Nazarene summarizes this papacy: ‘love, love, love, forgive’