The question on many minds is, “When will life return to normal?” That implies another question: What is normal?

Bob Brehl: Grief manifests in a lockdown world

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Throughout this pandemic lockdown, everyone must be going through a range of emotions at various times, from fear and anxiety to frustration and lethargy.

Peter Stockland: In praise of Prine and calls to grace

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Given his bad-boy-again half-smile and love for re-playing clichés as humourous surprises, it’s understandable to hope word of John Prine’s death during Holy Week is a prank of cosmic timing that he okayed with God first.

Gerry Turcotte: The vital art of dance

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In June we celebrate St. Vitus’ Day, a time that honours an unusual saint whose influence was seen throughout Europe generally and in Germany in particular.

Charles Lewis: We can’t hide the looming mess of Bill C-7

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In 2006 I was home for about a month recovering from back surgery. It was the first time in my life I was so confined. I was literally staring at all four walls … and what I saw was not pretty.

Leah Perrault: Faith within the fault lines of feelings

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Feelings are constantly swirling in my world — in health care and in my home and in my heart. The myriad of messages coming from every direction are little help in sorting through the emotional tremors.

Bob Brehl: Foes work together to flatten the curve

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I have many fond memories of my Uncle Frank from Coshocton, Ohio. He was my dad’s older brother, a lifelong Republican and an elegant man.

Glen Argan: Our mission is clear on the new sabbath

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Joseph of Arimathea saw something that others on the Jewish council did not. In St. Luke’s telling of the story, Joseph was not only a good and righteous man, “he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.”

Cathy Majtenyi: The COVID-19 world has much to teach us

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The journey to Easter in 2020 has been a journey like no other.

Robert Kinghorn: Taking care of the poor is an essential service

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It was a different time and a different crisis, but in the small village of Bronte, Ont., work was hard to come by in the early 1950s.

Peter Stockland: Serving up a hearty helping of faith

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In his recent letter to Register readers, Publisher-Editor Jim O’Leary reminded us all that “the need has seldom been greater for us to unite spiritually as communities of faith.”