One of the great joys of dealing with chronic pain is that I can read books about the faith all the time without feeling guilty. 

Peter Stockland: Irish should learn lesson from Canada

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As predictably as rain falling in Dublin, Irish pro-abortion stalwarts are already agitating for so-called exclusion zones around health facilities where the life-ending procedure is performed.

Barefoot and Preaching: I’ll take the scenic route for my journey this year

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Choosing is in the air. At the beginning of the year, the marketers are competing for our money, and gyms and diet programs are poised to pounce on the good intentions that follow Christmas feasts. 

Glen Argan: Reform begins with an open conversation

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Last week, I put on my detective’s hat to help a friend from out of town. Her father had lost contact with a close friend of his who lived in St. Albert, a suburb of Edmonton. Could I help my friend’s dad find his friend?

Robert Brehl: Persecution hits close to home

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Over the Christmas season, one story after another that I read or watched seemed to indicate Christianity is under siege around the world.

Peter Stockland: Millennial shatters all the stereotypes

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If stereotypes are made to be deflated, Amanda Achtman is a young woman who carries a suitcase full of needles and hat pins.

Glen Argan: Teachers need to live a Catholic lifestyle

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Alberta’s Catholic school system is again under fire from the province’s education minister, David Eggen. The issue this time is the “Catholicity clause” in teachers’ contracts which require teachers to agree to live a Catholic lifestyle.

Robert Brehl: Ringing in the New Year with optimism

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It’s easy to look around and be pessimistic. Public and household debt levels are alarmingly high in Canada. The Church is roiling from one abuse scandal to another. So many parts of the world seem in chaos with rampant corruption, wars and terrorism.

Figure of Speech: This story of devotion hinges on hinges

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At St. Mary’s University here in Calgary, we open all our meetings with a reflection. Sometimes it is the university prayer, but often it is a meditation on a relevant issue, meant to support, comfort and uplift. 

Charles Lewis: Baby, it’s getting way too cold for us

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I often admonish my brother for labeling too many things he dislikes as “stupid.” That word should be reserved for that which goes beyond the merely foolish or inane to the really, really stupid.

Church on the Street: Searching for a home at Christmas

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We all have a longing for a place to call “home.” For people who spend many aimless years living on the streets, “homelessness” is more than a condition of the body, it is a condition of the soul.