Mary Marrocco: Keeping faith in calm and chaos

Oxford is a beautiful town, by nature and centuries of human living.  Exploring there once with friends, we saw a memorial, arrestingly inscribed: “To the Glory of God, and in grateful commemoration of His servants, Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Prelates of the Church of England, who near this spot yielded their bodies to be burned, bearing witness to the sacred truths which they had affirmed and maintained against the errors of the Church of Rome.” 

God's Word on Sunday: God sends us an invitation to listen

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 14 (Year B) 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42
 

Peter Stockland: Time to re-think funding in fight for summer jobs

Canada’s former ambassador for religious freedom sees recent punitive changes to Ottawa’s Canada Summer Jobs program as the epitome of anti-faith hostility.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: St. Francis Xavier relic hits very close to home

The relic of St. Francis Xavier is making a Canada-wide visit this month. It began with stops in Quebec City, St. John’s, Nfld., Halifax and Kingston, and visits the Toronto area before heading to the four Western provinces.

God's Word on Sunday: Bright future lies on the path of light

Epiphany of the Lord, Jan. 7 (Year B) Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Francis Campbell: Our faithful friend set a golden standard

The inverted spelling that links the words God and dog seems an unlikely coincidence.

Glen Argan: Sexual dignity begins with respect for all

Time magazine’s choice of “the silence breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year acknowledges the importance of a movement that is changing our culture for the better.

Peter Stockland: We have become victims of our own overthinking

Some years ago, I would refer a particular fussbudget friend to a spoof self-help group called Over Thinkers Anonymous.

A New Year’s party? Bah, humbug!

I’ve never had much enthusiasm for New Year’s celebrations. Partly this is because of the utterly perverse timing of the holiday.

Fr. Rosica: Christmas is a time of rejoicing

Christmas takes our breath away every year: we never tire of celebrating it!

The Church on the street: A gift of thanks on Christmas morn

Unless you have been homeless, as Mary and Joseph were on that first Christmas, it is difficult to understand the deep peace a roof over your head can bring.