We were all lined up at our desks, blank forms at the ready an plenty of pens for St. Michael’s parishioners to use. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Bishops’ letter leaves question unanswered

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Why won’t Pope Francis issue a formal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system? 

Glen Argan: Pope offers a practical guide to a holy life

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Pope Francis has long held in esteem the late Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen van Thuan, the archbishop of Saigon who spent 13 years in a communist prison camp, including nine years in solitary confinement.

Charles Lewis: It’s a bumpy road to finding true peace

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What is peace? What does it mean in the Christian sense? 

Peter Stockland: Will Canada follow the Middle East's eviction of Christians?

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Carl Hétu has watched the disappearance of Christians in the Middle East by the thousands. Lately, he’s begun to wonder if he’s seeing it begin in Canada, too.

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: My piano keeps my life in tune

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There is a special type of panic that is reserved for watching your piano being maneuvered up three flights of stairs. 

Peter Stockland: It’s our turn to ride the wave of change

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There is a deeply Catholic sense of hope in standing on history’s shore watching a major wave break while sensing another building, barely visible, on the horizon.

Bob Brehl: Coyote attack a sign of upside down world

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Do you ever wonder if sometimes the world is upside down?

Charles Lewis: Silence much easier said than done

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Many of us were fortunate enough to hear Cardinal Robert Sarah speak at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica last month. He is truly a holy man and strong voice in a world of banalities. How many people do you know whose cause is silence?

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Rosica pulls back curtain on ‘a new dictatorship’

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Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation, published a blistering assessment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the pages of a Jesuit magazine, identifying in practice what Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger memorably called the “dictatorship of relativism.”

The Church on the Street: Searching for divine power in the eyes of a stranger

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Some nights it does not take long for the temperature to plummet. I don’t mean the thermometer, but the temperature of the street.