Un-Canadian uniform

In May our Knights of Columbus assembly held its last meeting of the 2018-19 Columbian year. Among the discussions, the most important one concerned the new Fourth Degree regalia.

A Vatican decision to ban single-use plastics won’t by itself empty landfills or save the planet’s oceans, but it sends a message the world needs to hear.

It was Mother’s Day when Anne Margaret McAvoy said her last goodbyes, spoken more with quiet groans than with words. She was a wonderful woman who loved deeply with a gentle heart. Through her words and deeds mom taught us to stay close to God.

Detailed knowledge of our liturgical rites is sometimes derided as arcane or obscure. It’s true that sometimes liturgical matters are arcane and obscure. But in the liturgy lie lessons which teach us about important matters which are neither obscure nor arcane. Thus it is good to know the ins and outs of such matters.

Uniformly upset

I am the wife and daughter of proud members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. It has been announced that the uniform is to change. The new uniform consists of pants, jacket and a beret. 

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing salutes a towering human achievement, but it should also be a call to contemplate our place in God’s creation.

It’s a frustrating paradox. The Canadian government’s carbon tax is a bold, brave move that models to the rest of the world how to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, cabinet has approved the Trans Mountain pipeline, a project that flies in the face of the carbon tax and other measures to combat climate change.

There can be no denying Canadians are heading into summer 2019 after one of the darkest years for religious freedom in the country’s history. 

Here’s a novel way to pray the rosary: In the middle of a field, with rosary beads so large an adult can kneel inside them, in the company of a gaggle of geese — mom and dad with five goslings in tow.

Conscience rights

A recent column by Charles Lewis highlighted the desire for legislative protection for health care workers in the area of conscience rights in our province. It is an important issue that deserves our attention and that of our provincial legislators. However, I believe that the column unfairly targeted then provincial Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek (currently Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks).