Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael is Associate Editor of The Catholic Register.

He is an award-winning writer and photographer and holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University.

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The Canadian archbishop who three decades ago stood at ground zero of the global child sexual abuse scandals has died. Archbishop Alphonsus L. Penney was 93.
Br. Philip Adamo has a very clear memory of the first Christmas of his life as a Franciscan. He was a late vocation when he entered the Order of Friars Minor novitiate in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., at the advanced age of 27 in 1957. He had simply never imagined anything like the life he encountered among 60 young men discerning a vocation.

Young Canadians are in a giving mood, but not in a position to give much, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute on behalf of the CHIMP Charitable Impact Foundation.

As Pope Francis questions the wording of the Our Father, perhaps the Church should pray that his concerns lead us not into altercation.
The money helps, but Ontario’s new initiatives to help victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking still face some hurdles, warns Catholic Family Services of Toronto.
The latest number of police-reported hate crimes in this country is small, but that shouldn’t be comforting news to Canadians.
Scarred by a childhood disease that stole her sight and by a violent family past, Anne-Marie Landry has moulded a new life for herself through her church, her friends ... and her pottery.
As negotiators sat down in Mexico City for the fifth round of NAFTA negotiations, U.S. and Mexican bishops warned that failure to come up with a fair deal on trade could fuel more violence and more illegal immigration at the Mexican-U.S. border.
Canada’s newest bishop has taken his seat at the Good Shepherd Chaldean Cathedral in Toronto and declared his dream for Canada’s Iraqi Catholics.
Catholic agencies that serve the poor have waited a long time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s National Housing Day announcement of a potential $40 billion over 10 years to fund a national housing strategy.