Verbatim: The Canadian Human Rights Commission insists it has never called Christmas racist

The Canadian Human Rights Commission insists it has never called Christmas racist.

  • December 7, 2023

Why Rosica?

Why would The Catholic Register publish the article “Changing journey along synodal path” about Fr. Tom Rosica’s views on the October Synod of Bishops? 

Editorial: No one so blind as the watchdog

The Canadian Human Rights Commission must at least log marks for audacity by attacking Christmas and Easter as “obvious examples” of religious intolerance following the Oct. 7 Hamas hate slaughter in Israel. Even in the wake of the most barbaric outbreak of religious “intolerance” afflicted on Jews since the Holocaust, after all, the CHRC created a media flutter with its recent “Discussion Paper on Religious Intolerance.” To do so, it singled out the two main Christian holidays as prime causes of “present day systemic religious discrimination.”

Verbatim: Pope Francis’ message to participants in the 13th festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Pope Francis’ message to participants in the 13th festival  of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

  • November 30, 2023

Finding broken hearts can change the world

It all started with a call from a friend. “Would you be able to meet with a relative of mine who is sleeping rough on the streets and into drugs?” I said that if he was willing, I would meet with him. We arranged to meet at “Ripples of Kindness,” the outreach program run out of Sacre Coeur Parish in downtown Toronto. Little did I know that the meeting would lead me deep into the Rock ’n’ Roll scene of the ’80s and ’90s.

Christ will bridge the loneliness gap

It’s a condition that increases the risk of heart disease by 29 per cent, strokes by 32 per cent and premature death by 26 per cent. It has the same effect on the body as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. People with this condition are more likely to catch viruses, contract respiratory illnesses and develop dementia, among many other ills.

Adventures while awaiting God’s call home

I suppose I am one of the young, old. In January I will turn 65, and officially become a senior citizen.  Not long ago I spent a weekend with an old friend. During an evening of wonderful conversation he said, “you know Harry, we are in the prime of the rest of our lives.”  I thought his comment was noteworthy, so I wrote it down.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

There he stood. Alone. Vulnerable. Attired as a Prince of the Church wielding spiritual power, he was unprotected from the risks of downtown Toronto street life.

Devastating news

How devastating to hear of the removal of Bishop Joseph Strickland from the Diocese of Tyler, Texas (“Texas bishop removed from office,” Nov. 19).

Editorial: A candle to dispel the darkness

In what would be his farewell address to his Catholic audience at Toronto’s annual Cardinal’s dinner last year, Archbishop Thomas Collins challenged those present with the haunting question: “What have we become?”

Verbatim: Remarks by Hugh MacKinnon at the 44th annual Cardinal's Dinner

Opening remarks by Hugh MacKinnon, CEO of Bennett Jones, as chair of the 44th annual Cardinal’s Dinner in Toronto on Nov. 14.

  • November 26, 2023