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

I write a lot about euthanasia and associated issues. I will not dispute this nor will I apologize. What I think drives me is not only the abhorrence of such an evil practice but that there are ways to safeguard ourselves and our friends and family from this evil. However, to a large extent we are failing to do so. We need to wake up.

Charles Lewis: Make this a year to put words into action

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I am writing this column late in December, thinking of the annual ritual of making resolutions. I do not think in my life I ever followed through on a New Year’s resolution — but I have made resolutions at other times of the year that I have stuck to like glue. 

Charles Lewis: Love among the pews has touch of Trinity

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The two young people sitting in front of me were deeply in love. They stared into each other’s eyes as if they were the only two people in the world — which, come to think of it, is the very definition of being deeply in love. They did not speak at all. Just with their eyes. I watched them for a full hour.

Charles Lewis: Time for Catholics to stop the passivity

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During the federal election I wrote about the unfair treatment Andrew Scheer received in the media.

Charles Lewis: Our leaders could use a lesson in humility

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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. 

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