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VATICAN CITY – Given the ongoing crises in the Middle East, North American, European and other Western nations will need to be more generous in coming to the aid of refugees and displaced peoples, said two prominent church leaders.

Why Catholic teaching on marriage matters for society

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TRIESTE, Italy – As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage and the Eucharist has a direct impact on what the Church teaches about society as a whole, an expert on the Church’s social teaching has said.

Understanding Islam: Pontifical institute fosters study, dialogue

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VATICAN CITY – Between their morning cappuccino and their evening plate of pasta, a group of Catholic students from around the world are studying Arabic and Islam in the heart of Rome's Trastevere neighbourhood.

Higher Education Special Section

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The Catholic Register's latest special feature is on higher Catholic education. Click here to check out all of our feature stories!

Saving our kids: No easy fixes for Ontario's damaged child care system

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This is Part 2 of our two-part series looking at reforms to Ontario’s child welfare system. Click here to read part 1.

We’re all born equal, but we’re born into different circumstances. When the circumstances are worse than just unequal, the rest of us are supposed to do something about it. That’s why we have children’s aid societies.

Saving our kids: child care reform puts safety first

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Danielle remembers counting down the days until she would turn 16. On that day she was going to sign herself out of foster care, declare her freedom, begin her life for real.

Caribbean music brings out church spirit at Sunday Mass

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Toronto’s Caribbean Catholic Church is bringing the sound of the islands to Mass.

Canada’s largest food rescue agency sees an ever-growing demand

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When the Second Harvest truck arrives at Margaret’s Toronto East Drop-In Centre, the homeless are the first ones out the door, crowding around the truck to ask driver Hektor Habili what he’s delivering. 

Archdiocese of Toronto among growing number making move to ethical investing

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Don’t invest in what you don’t believe in is more than sage, philosophical advice. It’s increasingly mainstream, solid, financial advice.

Trump-style politics is putting religion to the test

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As Donald Trump takes the reins of the United States’ presidency, Canadian scholars and politicians are wondering how faith and politics will get along in a world where right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-trade policies appear to be on the rise.

For over four decades, this photographer documented the underprivileged

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The sword of justice sometimes takes the form of a sliver of light that slips into a camera for just 1/60th of a second.