It’s not surprising patients fall in love with Dr. Ramona Coelho. Not just because she’s a young, pretty doctor who smiles easily, laughs frequently and focuses her attention completely on whoever is talking to her.

‘People don’t really understand what we do,’ says head of Toronto's Catholic Children’s Aid


When kids aging out of the child welfare system got together in 2012 to tell the Ontario legislature what they think the system should look like, one of the first things they talked about was how invisible they become — how little the world knows about child protection.

After six years, burnout increases among aid workers in Syria, Lebanon


Humanitarian aid workers in Syria and Lebanon are exhausted, said Hélène Tremblay-Boyko.

Refugees are looking north for asylum


Canada can expect to see more asylum seekers crossing its 9,000 km, mostly unguarded, border with the United States as enforcement toughens at the U.S.-Mexican border and President Donald Trump continues to issue executive orders to restrain refugee arrivals, Catholic refugee advocates have told The Catholic Register.

Tensions caused by euthanasia is part of job dealing with dying


Euthanasia is here to stay, so Catholic health care workers must rely on their Christian perspectives to guide them through the tensions caused by medical aid in dying.

Fr. Rosica steps down from World Youth Day post


Fr. Thomas Rosica is stepping down as national coordinator of the World Youth Day delegations.

Citizens for Public Justice welcomes launch of poverty consultation


OTTAWA – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is welcoming the launch of a national consultation as one of the first steps in developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Ottawa workshop trains people to be free of ‘toxic emotions’


OTTAWA – Toxic emotions can destroy a parish and destroy a family, says Henri Lemay, a veteran of the Catholic charismatic renewal in French-speaking Canada.

Lifetime ecumenical award boosts two young scholars' careers


A lifetime of ecumenical commitment has been transposed onto a couple of younger commitments to ecumenism.

Safe Third Country agreement will not be scrapped, says immigration minister


OTTAWA – Church groups calling for the scrapping of the Safe Third Country agreement in response to U.S. President Trump’s refugee policies are likely to remain disappointed.

Health committee sets framework for study on violent porn impact


OTTAWA – Conservative MP Arnold Viersen hopes Canada will launch a public health campaign against online violent pornography that will be as effective as the one against cigarette smoking.


Plenty of smoke but no fire at the Vatican

Bob Brehl writes about the recent tensions within the Catholic Church.


Pope's homily

‘May God give us the grace to proclaim an end to wars in world’

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.