As great a hockey player as Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly was — and he was one of the best, with eight Stanley Cup titles over an illustrious 20-year National Hockey League career while being named a six-time first team all-star and the first ever recipient of the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman — he will perhaps best be remembered for being a humble, devoted family man and a true gentleman.

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It’s been a year since a nation was united in grief, waking up early one spring Saturday morning to the news that a team of young men pursuing their hockey dreams was torn apart in a horrific crash that would claim 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos’ family and leave 13 others with various physical and emotional scars they will carry a lifetime.

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Forgiveness is one of the highest human capacities, something which might help explain why it is so difficult to forgive.

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There were tears, there was pain and there was forgiveness as 30-year-old truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu faced the families of the people killed and maimed in the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash.

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Of the thousands of words spoken last month inside a Saskatchewan courtroom, none were more profound than this simple declaration: I forgive you.

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VANCOUVER – He isn’t a famous hockey player, but when Clayton Imoo puts on a jersey and attends a Canucks game, he is always stopped by a few fans.

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Bruce Lamer has carved a career out of the sport he loves, and he says he owes much of it to the Knights of Columbus. 

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Fr. Joseph Salihu witnessed terrorist attacks while growing up in northern Nigeria.

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Crying, hugging and shaking their heads in disbelief, the people of Humboldt, Sask. gathered at the local hockey arena April 8 for an inter-faith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck.

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Our regular deep dive into The Catholic Register’s archive during our 125th  anniversary year isn’t complete without a few sports stories. As the NHL edges toward the playoffs, we recall one of the biggest trades in league history. Fifty years ago this month the Toronto Maple Leafs sent their all-star Frank Mahovlich to Detroit in a six-player swap. The Register’s Fr. Thomas Raby, in his column from March 23, 1968, couldn’t help but muse about what a trade like this could mean in Church terms.


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The recent scene in downtown Nashville of mobs of hockey fans was almost unthinkable a decade ago.

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This quote from Tom Watt, former NHL and Canadian Olympic hockey coach, left me intrigued: “Fr. Bauer is a great Canadian, but I could never get it straight — sometimes when you thought you were talking about hockey, the priest came out of him and sometimes when you thought you were talking to a priest the hockey came out of him.”

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Catholic students will soon be learning about leadership and Canadian history through an innovative course developed in partnership with some of Canada’s most iconic hockey players.

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MONTREAL – Noting the city's passion for hockey and their beloved team, the Canadiens, the new auxiliary bishop of the Montreal Archdiocese said people of faith work to follow Jesus and bring God to the world during his episcopal ordination.

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An amazing hockey player he may have been, but Gordie Howe’s greatest legacy will be that he was an even better human being, one who touched the lives of all of us and our families.

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