I am writing this column late in December, thinking of the annual ritual of making resolutions. I do not think in my life I ever followed through on a New Year’s resolution — but I have made resolutions at other times of the year that I have stuck to like glue. 

Peter Stockland: Take a moment to live outside the moment

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Earlier this month, I was reading about the fathers of three modern Irish literary geniuses — Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce — when I came upon a fascinating fact about Wilde’s mother.

Leah Perrault: God comes as He is to the world as we are

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I have been thinking a lot over the last couple of years about how God comes to us. In tragedy and grief, in deep joy and hope, in confusion and in waiting. In all these places, I am deeply convinced that He comes. Still, I often struggle to recognize Him.

Bob Brehl: The social times have been a-changin’

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When told this issue of The Register would be dedicated to not only a year in review, but a decade in review, the idea immediately intrigued me.

Glen Argan: Hope is best weapon to help save planet

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Greta Thunberg has been named by Time magazine as its person of the year because of the global attitudinal shift towards climate change the magazine says she has created.

Robert Kinghorn: A Christmas carol for our times

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I’m sitting in the shadow of a Christmas tree weighed down with lights and finery, while a stuffed teddy bear with a beguiling smile sits patiently at the base watching me through button eyes. It could be one of countless Christmas trees anywhere in the world, but this one holds special meaning for myself and the young lady sitting next to me. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Christmas sets the tone for our faith journey

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As Catholics, we all know Christ is the reason for the season. We try our best not to let the materialism of the moment eclipse the birth of Christ. Many of us manage to carve out time to attend midnight Mass and even participate in Advent prayers and events.

Gerry Turcotte: Truce of 1914: A glimpse of man’s good

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It truly does seem, at times, as though the news of the world is relentlessly despairing. 

Luke Stocking: Statuette creates an Advent moment

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I am holding a statuette. It came to our office from the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) of Amazonas state in Brazil. It is a naked Indigenous woman with long black hair. She is kneeling. A child is visible in her red womb. 

Fr. Raymond de Souza: ‘New Mass’ at 50: A face-to-face issue

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA -- This Advent marks the 50 anniversary of the liturgical reform — the “novus ordo” or “new order” of Mass — after the Second Vatican Council.

Peter Stockland: 'The Irishman' takes long road to genius

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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is already scooping up movie awards despite its swerve to Netflix barely a month after being released in theatres.