Denying the Eucharist to U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden out on the hustings last month set off new “wafer wars” that spilled across the border, rekindling painful memories for at least one Canadian politician.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Election delivered blow to religious freedom

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The 2019 federal election blew an ill wind toward religious believers in Canada.

Charles Lewis: Our leaders could use a lesson in humility

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What does it mean when the only thing that matters is power? What does it mean that even in defeat it is impossible to summon up even a note of humility? 

Leah Perrault: As the light shifts, darkness slowly lifts

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For more than 800 days, the Earth has been spinning its way around the sun, shining in spite of my sister’s death, but I struggled to see it. The sun and moon came and went, and I struggled to feel anything other than the sting of injustice at a world without her. 

Bob Brehl: Courts must adjust to tech advances

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Every day, we’re bombarded with the virtues of technology — from quantum leaps in health care to helping police solve crimes to simple conveniences enjoyed by holding more computing power in our hands than what was used to put humans on the moon.

Peter Stockland: Pro-life fight must turn to culture war

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There is prudence in learning from the well-intended critiques of our critics even if the lesson isn’t what they necessarily want to teach us.

Glen Argan: West’s long-term interests neglected

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With 47 of 48 seats in Alberta and Saskatchewan going to the Conservative Party in the Oct. 21 election, those Tory MPs make up almost 40 per cent of their party’s caucus. They would have a dominant voice in government had the Conservatives won the election.

Charles Lewis: When does a baby become an ‘it’?

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I have been following an online course on St. Thomas Aquinas provided by the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Time to crack down on vaping

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Following 29 deaths in the U.S. and at least three cases of severe illnesses in Canada, the Canadian government is stepping up efforts to speak out about vaping, defined as “the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette.”

Glen Argan: Politicians fail to grasp moral leadership role

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The current federal election campaign is perhaps the saddest in Canada’s 152-year history. With its emphasis on political spectacle, minimal contact with voters and a refusal to look the future in the face, one wonders what democracy has become.

Peter Stockland: Humanity challenged by partisan rhetoric

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to change how he campaigned in election 2019 just because he needed paramilitary-style protection from a death threat at a Thanksgiving weekend event.