Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo, The Catholic Register

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo, The Catholic Register

Vanessa is a communications coordinator in the Office of Public Relations and Communications for the Archdiocese of Toronto and former reporter and youth editor for The Catholic Register. 

You can follow her on twitter @V_Santilli.

TORONTO - Timothy Keslick believes Pope Francis’s small gestures are making a big impact on Canada’s university students.

TORONTO - This Christmas, many homeless won’t be visiting their families.

With Christmas around the corner, hasty shopping decisions can lead to purchasing presents void of meaning. If you still have loved ones to buy for, consider these five socially responsible places to buy Christmas gifts that will make a difference.

To grasp the significance of St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s devotion to Christ, you have to understand the context of her life as a young native woman in the 17th century.

When Pope Francis was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he would often pass by Estevina Sánchez, a beggar in the streets of Buenos Aires. Before leaving, the last thing he’d always say to her was “Pray for me. Alleluia.”

TORONTO - Pamila Jesuthasan knows teaching is her vocation. Because of this, she took a leap of faith by moving more than 2,000 kilometres away from the comforts of her Toronto home to the isolated village of Ivujivik, Que.

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - Newlyweds Raynold and Vanessa D’Sa travelled to Rome for their honeymoon with hopes of receiving a group blessing from Pope Francis. But their dreams more than came true when the pontiff blessed them both individually, taking their hands in his as they knelt before him.

TORONTO - In Toronto, it’s easy to find classes for first-time parents aimed at raising happy and healthy children.

MONTREAL - The relationship between the Church and the media will always be one of tension — something the Church must accept, Gatineau Archbishop Paul-André Durocher told a conference on the New Evangelization and Catholic Communications.

TORONTO - At Catholic Family Services of Durham, clients often tell staff they feel helped, understood and safe, said executive director Elizabeth Pierce.