Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Michael is Associate Editor of The Catholic Register.

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Nick Volk was a fighter who chose sides in the battlefield of Toronto’s pricey real estate market. The Harvard-educated gentleman who began his career in the American foreign service chose the side of the poor.

The Centre Dieu is in a Quebec City mall, but not of it.

It should surprise no one that at a time of rising authoritarianism, democracy will be on the curriculum when the Sheptytsky Institute reopens in Toronto.

Long-simmering tension between St. Michael’s College president David Mulroney and some of the college’s senior professors, librarians and administrators has broken out into the open.

Have we become a lonely nation?

Younger, smarter, rooted in Scripture, based on tradition, more feminine, better connected with other Christians, more aware of other faiths.

Sorrow, regret and apologies are the natural outcome of the Church’s dedication to the truth whenever it confronts its history with Indigenous people, says a Brazilian bishop whose diocese includes more than 20 Indigenous territories and endangered cultures.

The agency responsible for expanding Ontario’s network of hospice care wants hospice patients to have the option of assisted suicide, even if most hospices and the majority of doctors oppose it.

A $15-an-hour minimum wage, new rules to help unions organize, across-the-board increases in vacation and emergency-leave time and scheduling rules to prevent employers from suddenly cancelling shifts at the last minute are all getting strong support from churches and faith-based intervenors at cross-Ontario hearings into labour law reform.

Presentation Manor, a major new experiment in Catholic senior living, now has an executive director. Gord Perrault takes the reins of the 229-unit eldercare residence on Aug. 1.