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

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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.

Leah Perrault: A time to practise honesty and kindness

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Honest is hard. There is nothing like a season of physical distancing to remind me of that truth.

Charles Lewis: Conversion therapy bill on a risky path

By Charles Lewis

In the midst of the COVID-19 virus it is easy to forget what other dangers lurk in our society. We must remember that our government has been involved in a great and destructive program of social engineering — and it is about to get far worse.

Fr. Jonathan Robinson, longtime head of Toronto Oratory, dies at 91

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The death of Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Toronto Oratory is a sadness both for those who knew him and those many more who admired him from afar. 

Robert Kinghorn: The noble journey can be torturous

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I have always wondered about the names they choose for sports teams: the Vikings, the Giants, the Predators. Vicious sounding names that strike fear into the hearts of the opposition.

Glen Argan: The beauty of our cosmic symphony

By Glen Argan

Creation is a symphony, a symphony which only God hears in its fullness. I hope God is listening. I hope that in creation’s symphony, my out-of-tune voice will be gathered with the voices of more exquisite singers to sing a song of joy and praise to the beauty of God and the beauty of creation.

Bob Brehl: Holy Joe’s principles worth preserving

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It was sad news to see the once dominant Toronto Star sold for a mere pittance of $52 million. Only 16 years ago, Torstar Corp., the parent company of the newspaper, was trading above $30 a share and worth about $2.4 billion.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: The virus, churches and religious liberty

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Is the closure of churches and the suspension of the public celebration of Holy Mass a religious liberty issue?

Cathy Majtenyi: ‘New normal’ means addressing our fears

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We’re entering uncharted territory on our COVID-19 journey. As jurisdictions across the country roll out plans to ease pandemic restrictions, never will our faith be more needed, or tested, than in the months to come.

Peter Stockland: Standing up for life a risky business

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The Sunday New York Times full front-page listing of 1,000 names from among the nearly 100,000 who’ve died of COVID-19 was a bold, imaginative, powerful journalistic gesture.