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

One of the greatest passages in the Bible is the story of the Good Samaritan.

Charles Lewis: There comes a time when the clock won’t be our master

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I read somewhere years ago that one of the great sources of human anxiety is time. Time is too slow or too fast or there is not enough of it. We live on schedules and deadlines that seem to push us harder than we would like or is even healthy.

Charles Lewis: The intolerance of a tolerant nation

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I often point out how little we as Christians and social conservatives are respected in Canadian society. It’s as if we are not even citizens and our points of view are so hideous it is taken for granted we deserve to be crushed whenever we articulate our crazy ideas.

Charles Lewis: Morality has little hope in government

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Erin O’Toole, the federal Tory leader, has said he will not support a bill to ban sex-selection abortions.

Charles Lewis: Jesus shows death isn’t the final word

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We all know that Christ died on the cross. He took on all the sins of mankind and destroyed those sins. He died and was buried and on the third day He rose again from the dead. We call it Easter and that is meant to give us hope that death has lost its final sting.

Charles Lewis: The power of prayer is eternal

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This is the most profound story I have ever heard about prayer:

Charles Lewis: Stupidity abounds in an arrogant world

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We often bemoan the state of the world. A word such a “tragic” is often used. War and famine still plague much of the world and here in Canada we live under an anti-life government. So yes, tragic is fitting.

Charles Lewis: Cancer is back, so I have a request …

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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.