London Ontario’s only candidate for sainthood, Henry Edward Dormer (1844-66) was a 21-year-old British Army ensign who only lived in London for a grand total of 220 days — the last seven months of his life — but left an indelible impression that still inspires his adopted townspeople a century and a half later. 

A gut feeling about the Good Samaritan

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Everyone in the group knew the greatest commandment. Love God, love your neighbour. Simple to say. Hard to do. 

Figure of speech: Restored water tower is an oasis of healing

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Thanks to generous donors, St. Mary’s University in Calgary was recently able to complete the restoration of our nearly 100-year-old water tower. Built by the Sisters of Providence in 1921, the tower has stood over the Midnapore site for nearly a century, its fortunes waxing and waning — mostly waning — over time. 

Letters are an escape for man serving life in prison

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A year ago, The Catholic Register printed an article of mine about writing to condemned prisoners. 

The unique landscape of my youth fading fast

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Passers-by hardly give it a glance. A Kingston place key to my past is about to vanish, forever.

Herman Goodden: Outspoken prof is Church’s ally

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Canadian Catholics and Christians generally are not paranoid if they harbour suspicions that their governmental overlords are unsubtly trying to control their rights of free speech, religion and assembly. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus has some advice about social justice

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Words are seldom minced from the pulpit of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. A couple Sundays past was no different as pastor Rhonda Britton and the congregation tackled the recurring issue of racial discrimination. 

Med student 'distressed' by assisted suicide decisions

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I am a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Next year, my peers and I will embark on a series of rigorous and demanding clinical rotations, shortly after which we will decide which area of medicine we will pursue in our professional lives. Conversations about the future abound. 

Fr. Thomas Reese: Msgr. Vigano had to go

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VATICAN – The ability of Church officials to be their own worst enemies has been on display the past two weeks as the Vatican has been rocked by the scandalous handling of a letter from Pope Benedict about a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis.

Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

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WASHINGTON – What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate.

Luke Stocking: The 0.7 per cent aid solution requires massive push

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The question in Section 5 of the form stares at me from my computer: “Estimated Attendance?” I am filling out the Nathan Phillips Square Special Event Application form provided by the City of Toronto. On April 25, we plan to gather as young Catholics to raise our voices for a more generous Canada.