OTTAWA – Vera Shroff has been fascinated by Catholicism since she was a little girl in India, despite being raised in one of the world’s most ancient religions.

Historic images of Good Friday procession portray a community of faith

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When St. Francis of Assisi pastor Fr. Jimmy Zammit looks at Vincenzo Pietropaolo’s photographs he sees the faith of his community.

Call to Service Feature

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

Faith Connections fills the youth ministry gap

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Young adults ministry can be difficult to facilitate, but Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara says this is precisely why this ministry is essential.

Better late than never for the religious life

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It is never too late to answer God’s call to religious life.

Healing power comes in many forms

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A Catholic deacon’s ministry is usually found in one of three areas: hospitals, missions and prisons. For me, the blessing is to minister to the sick, their families and caregivers at a major hospital.

For Jesuits, love is where the conversation begins

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If discerning a vocation was simply a more holy version of making career choices there would be no need to talk about love. But for Jesuits, the conversation about a vocation is always a conversation about love.

It’s a team effort to build and run a parish care ministry

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REGINA – No one is quite sure when it all began, but Christ the King Parish in Regina has developed and sustained a highly organized, well-trained ministry that involves 60 people who provide lay ministry services and visiting to about 260 sick and elderly people.

Sister puts prisoners on a path back to society

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MONTREAL – Sr. Phyllis Douillard admits she had reservations when she retired from teaching to work with prisoners.

Alemão brothers find common ground in vocation

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You might think that two brothers who ended up studying for the priesthood in the same seminary at the same time would have a lot in common.

St. Augustine's class of 2017 ready to join priesthood

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Eleven graduates from Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary were introduced at this year’s Ordinandi Dinner, including the Alemão brothers (read their story here). Here are profiles of the others to be ordained this spring.