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

I had some concern about writing this column, worried that it might be construed as self-pitying or a way of drawing attention to myself. But as a Catholic I wanted to bring attention to myself so prayers would come my way. So this is why I am writing about the news I received a few weeks ago that my liver cancer had returned.

Charles Lewis: The Brooklyn roots of a Marian love affair

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I am writing this in early February on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The account of that great biblical scene appears in Luke.

Charles Lewis: Let’s not fall for ‘bait-and-switch’ politics

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It is one disaster down and one more to go. The first disaster was, of course, the House of Commons passing Bill C-7 that will make being killed by your friendly doctor a lot easier. Thanks, Justin, for your concern for the health of your fellow Canadians. How progressive.

Charles Lewis: Is technology threatening our humanity?

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Four years ago, CBS online news posted a story about Down Syndrome in Iceland. Better put, a story about the elimination of all babies in the womb who would likely be born with Down Syndrome.

Charles Lewis: Smile said it all about our culture of death

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This is about a single newspaper photograph. The Canadian Press took it on Dec. 10 on the day the House of Commons passed Bill C-7, which expands euthanasia to include more victims.

Charles Lewis: Mass is essential to our Catholic life

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Once again our Catholic churches are closed in Toronto. Perhaps by the time you are reading this that will have changed. It is unlikely, but possible.

Charles Lewis: Allegations lead us down dangerous path

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The acceptance of serious allegations swallowed up without proof is an age-old problem. It is also dangerous.

Charles Lewis: The power of Christ is found in weakness

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Like many of you I have been addicted to the U.S. presidential election and the strange aftermath of accusations and recriminations about the vote count.

Charles Lewis: Here’s why we need to oppose euthanasia

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I would not blame you if you sighed in frustration at yet another column about euthanasia. You may think others and myself have made the point repeatedly.

Charles Lewis: Barrett a ray of hope in divided America

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The United States is in the midst of political crisis; divisions among Americans are at a fever pitch. I do not think the country has been this polarized since the Vietnam War era.

Charles Lewis: We must find the courage to take a stand

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I gave a talk some years ago to the Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Toronto. It was about the media and religion but because it was the hot issue of the day I spoke in part about the need for the Catholic Church as an institution to do more to combat the then proposed legalization of euthanasia.