Charles Lewis is a freelance writer and former religion editor at the National Post.

We are living in a time of deep mistrust. It’s not the first time in history that has happened but it’s happening now, so we must deal with it or at least try to understand it. It is especially rampant under the cloud of COVID and the issues surrounding the vaccine.

Charles Lewis: Jesus’ followers need to change culture around us

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Around Christmas we often hear about the miracle of God coming to us as a baby. To think of God, the being who is being itself, of whom nothing that exists is higher, made Himself vulnerable and poor. Many scholars think He was born in a cave. It must have been cold as hell.

Charles Lewis: Christ: the greatest gift we’ll ever receive

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At the risk of being sentimental I want to talk about the greatest gift we receive at Christmas. That gift is Christ … and our faith in Him.

Charles Lewis: Spare a moment for the voiceless

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I’ve had the luxury of having a voice over the past 40 years. It’s a privilege to have had my words read. I hope at times those words have moved readers and perhaps moved them enough to act or at least think more deeply about the important issues of our times.

Charles Lewis: I’ll continue to pray and offer up my pain

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The month of a November has become a time of darkness and confusion for me.

Charles Lewis: Warning: I’m here to make you angry

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I appear to be depressing readers. Over the past few months, some have mentioned that I seem down, depressed and sad and it comes through in my copy.

Charles Lewis: Let’s not make same Olympic mistake

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In Judeo-Christian terms we speak about the notion of abetting evil. A Catholic doctor will not only refuse to perform euthanasia but will not refer the patient to someone who will. The referral is a form of abetting evil; paving the way for the act to happen.

Charles Lewis: Courage took back seat in leaders’ debate

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Nothing really happened in the election of 2021. Except for one thing that you might have missed if you happened to yawn or blink during the English leaders debate on Sept. 9.

Charles Lewis: The distressing truth about euthanasia

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I now know of two people who ended their lives through euthanasia. They died in August and September.

Charles Lewis: Religion truly is under mob attack

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A priest friend of mine was recently talking about the current state of affairs as it relates to religious freedom in Canada.

Charles Lewis: Pope sends discouraging message

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Pope Francis has sent a message to those who attend the Latin Mass. In essence he has said: We do not really want you. It is time you went away. It is time to give up your “divisive” ways.