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Rev. Dr. Peter Gittens, a Toronto School of Theology lecturer, sees first hand the lack of appreciation for the liberal arts which has grown over the past two centuries. He noticed it years ago when teaching at a Catholic school where he saw a lack of focus on theology courses.

Faith Connections offers ministry with virtual twist

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

In a world free from a pandemic’s grasp, the young adult ministry Faith Connections would have a vibrant suite of in-person fellowship and faith formation events slated for the next three to six months.

NET ministry resumes in COVID landscape

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Young adult missionaries with the National Evangelization Teams (NET) Canada are facing a new pandemic-induced reality this year.

Street mission fast goes on despite pandemic

By Canadian Catholic News

Vancouver - If this had been a typical year, dozens of young adults from St. Mary’s Parish in Vancouver would have attended Mass on a Friday evening, stayed for adoration, slept overnight at the church, then driven to Mission, B.C., for a talk, prayers and reflection at Westminster Abbey before returning to the parish for Mass and a shared meal.

Brampton teen empowers the princess inside girls

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

When 17-year-old Mikayla Portelli visited the Canadian Food for Children (CFFC) warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., with schoolmates in February, two framed pictures of a young girl from Zambia drew her gaze.

Religious order takes discernment online


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.