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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Getting an early look at the full archive of the wartime papacy of Pius XII is more than a passing interest for King’s University College historian Robert Ventresca.

Thousands of people who marched through downtown Toronto to Nathan Phillips Square Feb. 22 were not just protesting — they were making a spiritual response to Canada’s history of colonialism, said participant Liz Stone.

The University of St. Michael’s College is better than good if you want to study that magical millennium between 500 and 1500.

To really understand climate change, it helps to ask a medievalist.

TORONTO -- For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

Alms, prayer and fasting are the broad categories the Church requires in the season of Lent. But let your heart and your devotion lead you over to the bookshelf, and you might find a path into the formal disciplines of Lent through spiritual reading.

When Emmaus O’Herlihy prays the Magnificat every evening, he’s thinking about how young and powerless Mary was when she discovered she was pregnant and carrying the Saviour of the world.

In his apostolic exhortation “Beloved Amazon” Pope Francis is talking about much more than just the Amazon.

A bioethicist who spent decades urging Catholics to plan for their last days by naming a substitute decision maker in an advance care directive is now incensed at the idea the government will likely allow the directive to be used to invoke euthanasia.

The idea of a welfare system in Ontario run by multinational, for-profit corporations strikes Dr. Gary Bloch as a bit odd.