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

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? 

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. 

Charles Lewis: B.C. man’s death casts a long shadow

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The death of Alan Nichols took several months to make it into the mainstream news. And as of this writing, it is still a blank spot. His case should have been big news because of what it indicates for the future of this country and the safety of our most vulnerable.

Charles Lewis: Faith has its place in federal election

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In this federal election, part of me feels like a bystander. If you are like me, an orthodox Christian, someone whose faith is not confined to Sundays, you may feel the same.

Charles Lewis: Atheism leaves only an empty feeling

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It all started innocently enough when I used the expression “children of God” in a recent column. Apparently in this secularized age it is an expression that some find insulting. 

Charles Lewis: Faith shouldn’t have to bend to survive

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In the spring I took a course to become a hospice volunteer. After spending 12 years railing against euthanasia, both in newspaper articles and through talks, I thought it was time to put my beliefs into concrete action. 

Charles Lewis: Orwell’s world too close for comfort

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I read George Orwell’s 1984 when I was in high school. We were still in the midst of the Cold War and were taught it was a book about the evils of communism. 

Charles Lewis: This is our chance to redeem ourselves

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There is a similar scene in many movies. It is a cliché but one most of us enjoy: the skinny kid, representing good, enters the ring with the brutish bully, representing evil. Think The Karate Kid and the like.

Charles Lewis: One-on-one with the great Jean Vanier

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In 2007 I started a new assignment as the National Post’s religion reporter and editor. It was at a time I was digging deeper into Christianity so I thought it would be a perfect fit for me. 

Charles Lewis: Religion surveys don’t tell the whole story

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To read statistical surveys of religion in Canada and the United States is to believe organized religion is imploding. 

Charles Lewis: Religious liberty is fading fast

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We are witnessing a collapse of religious freedom in Canada. Anyone who doubts it is naïve or completely uniformed. There may be some who simply cannot believe this is happening in a modern democracy. But it is.

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