One of my favourite bloopers from a church bulletin reads like this: “Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.” 

Peter Stockland: Scandals put faith in Church to test

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After Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trials and convictions, Canada’s great comedian Norm Macdonald delivered a piercing bit about public refusal to acknowledge the heinousness of the crimes.

Cathy Majtenyi: Basic income study meets untimely end

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It was a made-in-Ontario experiment based on a concept put forth by such thinkers as Conservative Canadian Hugh Segal and American free-market advocate Milton Friedman: a basic income guarantee, something like Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement. 

Tattoo-covered Lutheran pastor brings gospel message from different perspective

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Like too many baby boomers, I probably spend too much time on Facebook. The other day, a friend posted a short video from a Lutheran pastor in the United States with this simple note: “This makes a lot of sense.”

Glen Argan: Renewal enhanced in ‘a deserted place’

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Jesus told His apostles who had just returned from a missionary trip, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Where are the missionaries who will evangelize today?

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Thanks to the excellent coverage by Salt + Light Television, I was able to follow the “Catholica 200” celebrations in St. Boniface, Man., marking the bicentennial of the arrival of the first French missionaries in the Canadian West. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Ontario strikes big blow against a healthy world

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It’s the timing that makes Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cap-and-trade announcement particularly ironic.

Peter Stockland: New Catholic hymnal nothing to sing about

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Proof that the Church has no shyness about irony is affirmed by news that Canada’s new Catholic hymnal will be unleashed during Lent two years hence.

Bob Brehl: Gun violence and the dog days of summer

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This column started about all the gun violence in Toronto this summer, but then it changed. For some reason, thoughts moved from hatred and death that guns bring to unconditional love and affection that family pets offer.

Charles Lewis: Don’t expect Roe v. Wade debate to end

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You could almost hear the champagne corks popping below the border when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation.