The reporting and photography of veteran journalist Michael Swan was honoured 16 times as Catholic Register staff received a stunning 31 awards at a pair of gala celebrations held at Laval University.

Religious brother, priest forever bonded by kidney transplant

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Father Scott Bullock and Christian Brother Stephen Markham are forever bonded by a kidney transplant a year ago that has changed both men physically and spiritually.

Under the radar: South Sudan needs media attention, immediate action

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow.

Seventy years ago, Canada was consecrated to Mary during the Marian Congress

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OTTAWA – Seventy years ago, Ottawa, a sleepy government town dominated by the logging industry, had never seen anything like the 1947 Marian Congress.

Ottawa parish sparks giant family reunion for Syrian refugees

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OTTAWA – Holy Redeemer, a parish in the Ottawa archdiocese, didn’t stop at bringing in one Syrian refugee family. They brought in three — and plan to bring in three more.

Family heart beats strong in Philippines

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Lucila Cordovero, or Lola Lucing as I call her, is very petite. Every day, she sits in the same bamboo rocking chair by the window of her bedroom, listening to the buzz of her radio novellas. Her right hand is always clutching a small promotional fan someone gave her years ago.

Girl in chilling 1972 Vietnam War photo is now a Canadian peace ambassador

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VANCOUVER – A famous photograph of a naked child running, screaming and covered with napalm burns captured the horror of the Vietnam War 45 years ago.

The gospel according to Di Cicco

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UPTERGROVE, ONT. – Ordinary lives, however quiet or unnoticed, are a sequence of miracles, tragedies and triumphs. We all stumble into hell and are repeatedly resurrected into ultimate beauty.

Execs at helm of Nashville Predators aim to foster culture of service

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

A tender gaze: Fatima trip shows Pope's respect for pilgrims' faith

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is not shy about showing his love for Mary in public and, like many Latin American bishops, he strongly has resisted attempts to dismiss as superstitious or "simple," in a negative sense, popular devotion to the mother of God.

Fatima at 100 – Recap of Pope Francis’ trip

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Missed our coverage of Pope Francis' trip to Fatima for the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions? Click here to check them out.