Leah Perrault: Falling apart is one step toward healing

Falling is on my list of least favourite things.

    Charles Lewis: Some sound advice for our next pope

    We need to stop from time to time to contemplate what it means to be Catholic in this aggressively secular society of ours. It is easy for our beliefs to be swamped by the detritus of a powerful popular culture that looks upon us with bare tolerance at best and derision at worst.

      Gerry Turcotte: ‘Duck and cover’ isn’t an option

      When I was growing up it was popular to mock a film made in the 1950s to prepare children to survive a nuclear war. Older folks will remember this odd cross between animated and live action footage featuring a bow-tied Bert the Turtle who could “duck and cover” at the sign of danger.

      • By Gerry Turcotte

        Glen Argan: Patience a virtue when watching my Oilers

        A long-time fan of the Edmonton Oilers, I hold in my heart the glory days of the 1980s when my team won five Stanley Cups in seven years. It was an exciting time for both me and the city. Although I lived most of those years in Winnipeg, I remained a dedicated member of the Oilers’ diaspora.

          Fr. Raymond de Souza: Syro-Malabar calendar elevates summer feasts

          Our calendar of liturgical seasons is rather bare compared to some of our sister Catholic Churches. That is never more evident than in our long season of “Ordinary Time,” an uninspired translation of a banal original (in Latin, “Sundays of the Year”).

          • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

            Peter Stockland: Hospice stands firm against all-out assault

            The board of the Irene Thomas Hospice hoped faith alone could stop the onslaught of MAiD at the 10-bed palliative care facility on Vancouver’s southeast edge.

              Cathy Majtenyi: Studies point to schools fully re-opening

              It’s a step-by-step, multi-pronged back-to-school safety plan, written by practitioners in a Toronto children’s hospital internationally renowned for its expertise and innovation.

                Charles Lewis: Cardinal sets example of real leadership

                This column is a shout out to a good man. No one can accuse me of trying to curry favour with him. I do not need a job or need to borrow money.

                  Peter Stockland: Toppled statues can’t erase past

                  Cardinal Timothy Dolan offers up a much-needed reminder that a dangerous effect of toppling statues is forgetting we are all fallen human beings.

                    Robert Kinghorn: Violence and grief grip the night

                    At school I was told that before the advent of radio and television, the great novelists such as Charles Dickens would write their books to be read around the fireplace in the evening. In so doing they would make their chapters short enough for an evening’s read and closed with a cliff-hanger.

                      Glen Argan: Trudeau is right to stick by the rule of law

                      The Chinese government has unjustly imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. The “Two Michaels” are innocent pawns in a high-stakes game China is playing with Canada to secure the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.