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.

    Fr. Raymond de Souza: The remarkable story of Bl. Rolando Rivi

    Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.

      Peter Stockland: Living our faith in a world of fear

      Deep into ESPN’s irresistible documentary The Last Dance, rumination turns to the specific qualities that catalyzed Michael Jordan’s leadership of six NBA championship teams between 1991 and 1998.

        Luke Stocking: The mystical body needs anti-racist action

        The killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement to end white supremacy and systemic racism led me to reflect on an early memory I have from my journey of work towards being an anti-racist Catholic.

          Gerry Turcotte: Racism protests are a sign of hope

          It wasn’t so long ago that many of us were using the COVID-19 virus to argue that our world was more interconnected than we care to admit. Divisions are commonplace and people move through their lives erecting barriers between the haves and have-nots, between the East and the West, between the good and the bad.

            Charles Lewis: Spirit of St. Joan of Arc badly needed

            In my own life I have often looked for inspiration from great men and women.

              Cathy Majtenyi: Battling racism starts with looking in mirror

              The horrifying death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and worldwide.

                Glen Argan: Admission of systemic racism only a start

                It’s astonishing that, amidst massive protests across the United States against police racism, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had to sort through various definitions of systemic racism to determine whether it was endemic to Canada’s national police force. At first, she claimed the RCMP was free of systemic racism before doing an about-face and admitting that racism is indeed entrenched in the Mounties.

                  Bob Brehl: Is politics hurting cause of social justice?

                  The other day at a neighbourhood “social distancing” soiree, while discussing the protest movement following the brutal killing of George Floyd by a bad cop in Minneapolis, I got lectured by a white women in her early 60s.

                    Peter Stockland: PM taking a knee strikes hollow note

                    It’s hard to reconcile continued restrictions on kneeling in church and last week’s images of Prime Minister Trudeau kneeling on Parliament Hill to protest racism in Canada.

                      Gerry Turcotte: Scratching the surface of cat psychology

                      I have been plagued by cats almost my entire adult life. (OK, maybe I like them just a little.) Dogs, I feel I understand. They’re reasonably straightforward. You know when they’re happy, when they’re guilty of chewing your favourite shoe and when they’re sulking.