Opinion: Jesus’ teaching is a real-life challenge amid labour strike resentment

Another year over, a new one just begun. For 55 newsroom employees at the Halifax-based Chronicle Herald, almost the entire year was spent on the picket line. A year is a long time to be on strike.

Comment: Love can bring out the best of us in new year

It’s that time of year again. For Christians, the time from Christmas day until the Baptism of the Lord is the true Christmas season. It is, however, also the time for New Year’s resolutions.

Comment: Church must reach out on gender issues

Cardinal Willem Eijk of the Netherlands recently called on Pope Francis to write a major document on the growth of gender theory. Too many people, including Catholic parents, now accept that one can choose their own gender. Many Catholic school leaders in Canada have also bought into that idea.

Hope for future in Reformation’s past

Oct. 31, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the date Martin Luther posted his 95 proposals on the door of a Catholic church in Germany to launch the Protestant Reformation. Indeed, Luther’s imprint on Christianity has never faded over the centuries.

Cardinal Robert Sarah made out of the right stuff

Before a colleague mentioned the name of Cardinal Robert Sarah I had not heard of him. At the age of 34, the Guinea-born Sarah was made Archbishop of Conakry by Pope John Paul II. He was still a bambino (according to Pope Benedict XVI) when he was elevated to cardinal in 2010. 

A year of living 'Laudato Si'

“Is it unusual for the Pope to make a comment on the environment?”

Palliative care missing in end-of-life debate

In the government’s rush to push Bill C-14, the medically assisted dying legislation, through the House of Commons, Canadians have been left very much on the sidelines. 

Confusion with suicide

It is possible I am simply dense and if so, allow me to apologize from the very beginning.

Is Canada really back on the global stage?

The phrase “Canada is back” has been increasingly present in the discourse about the values of our new government and its place in the global community.

Bordering on foolishness

It is not right to make fun of someone’s writing. I fear the critical boomerang may come back and slap me in the face.

Good enough for Christ? Then it’s good enough for me

Last Holy Thursday I was asked to join other volunteers to have a foot washed by our parish priest during Mass as part of the symbolic re-enactment of the great lesson of serving others that Jesus shared with His disciples.