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

In my own life I have often looked for inspiration from great men and women.

Charles Lewis: Conversion therapy bill on a risky path

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In the midst of the COVID-19 virus it is easy to forget what other dangers lurk in our society. We must remember that our government has been involved in a great and destructive program of social engineering — and it is about to get far worse.

Charles Lewis: Looking to faith on the road of suffering

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I am aware I write a lot about my pain. There is a good reason. Pain, specifically spinal pain, has been the dominant force in my life for nine years. It is what I wake up to every morning, it is what I carry around during the day and it is the last thing I feel before falling asleep … and it is what wakes me up through the night when pain is more acute.

Charles Lewis: It’s time to really share our blessings

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There is not a lot to commend living in a quarantined world.

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.

Charles Lewis: Finding fellowship in uncertainty

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We all feel the uncertainty in the air; we all hear that low-grade anxiety buzzing in the background.

Charles Lewis: COVID-19 crisis a chance to re-examine our lives

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Every crisis can teach us something about ourselves. Each is a chance to revise the way we live and the way we think about what is important and which people in society deserve our respect and admiration.

Charles Lewis: Imagine a Lent lasting the whole year

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As you read this we will be in the last few weeks of our Lenten promises. If you are like me you have probably slipped once or twice.

Charles Lewis: Jean Vanier news stirs heartbreak … and anger

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For many years I was certain Jean Vanier was a saint. 

Charles Lewis: Inspiring stories to feed our courage

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How does tyranny arrive? And what does it look like once it has? At times it comes like a bomb that overturns all existing norms. Think of a military junta or the sudden collapse of order following massive protests and riots.

Charles Lewis: One film, two popes, many opinions

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We Catholics are at times indifferent about those things that should deeply concern us but obsessed by those things that should be water off our backs.