Pilgrims during last year’s Camino at Our Lady of the Mountains in Whistler. The pilgrimage, like one at St. James in Abbotsford, reflects a growing trend among local Catholics to embrace rediscovered traditions and deepen their faith. (Caio Resende photo)

B.C. pilgrimages: a chance to recharge spiritual batteries and ‘be freed from our phones’

By James Risdon The pastor at Whistler’s Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, Father Andrew L’Heureux, tucks his Mass kit into his backpack every year at this time. It adds another roughly two kilograms to the load the 48-year-old priest will have to carry over the three-day, 100-kilometre pilgrimage he plans to make in late...

A child’s red dress hangs on a stake near the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School June 6, 2021. CNS photo: Jennifer Gauthier, Reuters

Voice of truth needed in forging a new Church-Indigenous relationship

Catholic Register Editorial Canada’s Catholic bishops deserve full credit for sticking with their commitment to, as Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has framed it, walk the whole long path of Indigenous reconciliation. They have, in their wisdom, clearly adopted the approach, individually or collectively, of refraining from being drawn into responding to every jump and shout...

Fr. Chris Sherren, the chancellor of the diocese with reporter from the Charlottetown paper with various historic artifacts found during the archive project. Photo by Debra Majer

Charlottetown whipping 200 years of history into shape

The Diocese of Charlottetown has been cleaning out its closet in an effort to sort through some 200 years of history as part of an ongoing archive restoration project. Debra Majer, archivist for the Diocese of London, returned to Ontario from Prince Edward Island in late June following three weeks of sorting, filing and cataloging...

Supporters gather at a prayer rally in Georgetown, Texas, Sunday in support of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who was shot the previous day in an assassination attempt during a campaign rally in Butler, Penn. FBI officials say have yet to determine what motivated the shooter to open fire from a nearby rooftop, killing one spectator and critically injuring two others before he was shot dead by the Secret Service. The FBI believes the shooter acted alone. (OSV News photo/Sergio Flores, Reuters)

U.S. bishops, Holy See offer prayers following attempt on Donald Trump’s life

By Charles Wells In a statement issued in the wake of Saturday’s attack on former U.S. President Donald Trump, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, said, “Together with my brother bishops, we condemn political violence, and we offer our prayers for President Trump, and those who were killed...

Anisa Gourate and her son, Muhammad, pose in 2015 on their farm near Jijiga, Ethiopia. Aid from Canada’s government comes with conditions, many that are based on progressive ideology of the current federal government. (Photo: Michael Swan)

The new colonialism

From the heady days of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of a gender-equitable cabinet, “because it’s 2015,” through to its intimate ties with Canada 2020, a self-described “upstart think-tank for Canada’s progressive community,” the Trudeau government prides itself for its progressive bona fides. To listen to the media scrum comments of Liberal ministers is to...

This anatomic model of fetal development at one, two, three and four months is a visual element traditionally included in Edmonton Prolife's KDays exhibition. (Darren Leung)

Pro-life group challenges ban from Klondike Days

Edmonton Prolife has filed a lawsuit against the Explore Edmonton Corporation — the local government’s visitor economy and venue management organization — for banning its booth from the city’s Klondike Days (KDays) in July. “Edmonton Prolife’s application seeks relief for Explore Edmonton’s violation of its section 2(b) Charter right to ‘freedom of thought, belief, opinion...

Despite Liberal protestations to the contrary, user-generated content on social media will fall under CRTC regulations. (Pixabay)

Liberals caught in C-11 ‘disinformation’ web

The federal government’s own bureaucrats have exposed that with Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, Justin Trudeau’s government has engaged in a “campaign of disinformation.” So says Peter Menzies, a former vice-chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Menzies is among those who have been contradicted and criticized by Liberal MPs for articulating that...

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