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

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.

Charles Lewis: Partisan speech treads dangerous waters

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Sr. Deirdre Byrne is a remarkable woman. Many of you have heard her life story because of the address she gave to the Republican National Convention in August.

Charles Lewis: Music helps us ask simple question: Why?

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Music is a great comfort. It raises deep issues of the soul and then expresses them in a way most of us never could. Many kinds of music are deeply spiritual, from Gregorian chant to country to rock.

Charles Lewis: Some sound advice for our next pope

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We need to stop from time to time to contemplate what it means to be Catholic in this aggressively secular society of ours. It is easy for our beliefs to be swamped by the detritus of a powerful popular culture that looks upon us with bare tolerance at best and derision at worst.

Charles Lewis: Cardinal sets example of real leadership

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This column is a shout out to a good man. No one can accuse me of trying to curry favour with him. I do not need a job or need to borrow money.

Charles Lewis: Spirit of St. Joan of Arc badly needed

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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.