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COVID-19 has put significant roadblocks in the path of many religious communities and apostolates striving to help young Catholics discover their vocation.

Rosary campaign offers hope for troubled times


More than a century since the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917, the message and secrets of the Fatima apparitions have spread throughout the globe conveying a need for devotion to God and to pray the rosary.

Pro-life network aims for high school foothold

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The National Campus Life Network (NCLN) is expanding its pro-life activism into 15 Catholic or Christian high schools across Canada this school year.

Masked by love

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Back to school shopping looks a bit different this year and a Toronto high school teacher wants to make sure every student in the GTA has what they need to stay safe in a time of pandemic.

Camp anchors online


The sun glistens across the calming blue water of Lake Erie. A bronze Mass bell rings loudly. Dozens of young girls soar out of cabins to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast before engaging in hiking, drama, sports, crafts and, at the end of the day, a roaring campfire.

Music as a prayer


Katie Heximer knows the majestic sound of a symphony or the melodic mixture of chords can quickly captivate an audience. But the co-singer and songwriter for the Christian band 90 n’ 9 finds greater power in writing or singing lyrics that reflect life’s journey and can be offered to God as a prayer. 

Youth adapt to new reality


The days of living-room Mass, celebrated while still in pyjamas, are no longer the only option as churches have slowly re-opened for public services. 

Virus exposes online concerns


When COVID-19 necessitated the shut down of schools for months, Canadian educators were forced to reinvent their course delivery on the fly.   

St. Francis Table support down due to coronavirus


The coronavirus is playing havoc with pretty well every aspect of operations at St. Francis Table which feeds those in need in Toronto’s west end.

Homeschoolers’ forum a safe Harbor for faith


The constant challenge of giving today’s youth a Catholic upbringing is being met head on by an online website for Seton Home Study School students called Catholic Harbor (CH). 

Mission finds new ‘Light’


Computer screens and Zoom calls have become the new operation zone for the university student missionary organization Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO).