Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: The blessings and burden of living Humanae Vitae

Is living the teaching of Humanae Vitae regarding the moral means of managing fertility burdensome? Yes, and effective pastoral support for couples who are attempting to do just that — using natural family planning (NFP) rather than contraception — is served by acknowledging that up front. NFP is a burden.

Robert Brehl: Trump, an Ugly American in Paris

Just when one thinks the current president of the United States can’t do anything more brazen, he trumps that belief and goes one further.

Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

There is something about distance, numbers and repetition that I have always found peculiar in terms of evoking reaction. I find this is especially true when thinking about anti-religious persecution.

Church on the Street: In this ‘pop-up’ community, all are one

A Catholic, a Baptist and a Mennonite walked into a bar and the barman said, “What’s this, some kind of a joke?” 

Joe Gunn: Strategy to eradicate Canadian poverty needs an action plan

The world commemorated the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, but you could be forgiven for not noticing. 

Luke Stocking: Inspiring words offer a simple message

Live simply so that others may simply live. These words haunt me. These words inspire me. 

Fr. Scott Lewis: Valuable lessons on fear and generosity

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Nov. 11 (Year B) 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44


God's Word on Sunday: Valuable lessons on fear and generosity

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Nov. 11 (Year B) 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Glen Argan: Finding an ongoing encounter with Christ

The rich man who came to Jesus looking for the meaning of life had kept all the commandments. Still, an emptiness remained. “What do I still lack?” he asked Jesus (Matthew 19:20).

Peter Stockland: The power of hearts makes a better world

In a fine interview following the recent synagogue killings in Pittsburgh, Ottawa’s Rabbi Reuven Bulka offered wisdom that went far beyond the specific act of terrible bloodshed. 

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Moms don’t kid around with Macron’s musings

During a recent speech, French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement that hit a nerve with moms around the world.