Fr. Raymond J. de Souza is the pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary parish on Wolfe Island, and chaplain at Newman House at Kingston, Ont.'s Queen's University.

Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.

Fr. Jonathan Robinson, longtime head of Toronto Oratory, dies at 91

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The death of Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Toronto Oratory is a sadness both for those who knew him and those many more who admired him from afar. 

Fr. Raymond de Souza: The virus, churches and religious liberty

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Is the closure of churches and the suspension of the public celebration of Holy Mass a religious liberty issue?

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Fr. de Valk was a model for priest journalists

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Fr. Alphonse de Valk, a stalwart of the pro-life movement, touched many lives in different spheres, especially in education, the particular charism of the Basilian Fathers. I will remember him as a fellow priest journalist.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Our service continues

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What are priests to do in a pandemic? Much fewer things than they would ordinarily do. But the one thing they must do is to keep doing the one thing which only they can do. They cannot abandon the sacraments.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: The nature of devil’s sin still holds lesson for us

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Temptations indulged, temptations resisted. On the first Sunday of Lent we heard about the devil’s tempting of Adam and Eve in the garden, to catastrophic effect, and the devil’s tempting of the Lord Jesus in the desert, to salvific effect.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: We musn’t lose sight of who created nature

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KANYAKUMARI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA -- A new year is upon us, which comes first a new day. At Kanyakumari each new day is marked with festivity.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: ‘New Mass’ at 50: A face-to-face issue

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA -- This Advent marks the 50 anniversary of the liturgical reform — the “novus ordo” or “new order” of Mass — after the Second Vatican Council.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Election delivered blow to religious freedom

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The 2019 federal election blew an ill wind toward religious believers in Canada.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Heroic cardinals paid dearly for their faith

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Pope Francis reminded the newest cardinals that the “readiness of a cardinal to shed his own blood (is) signified by the scarlet colour of your robes.” For one of them it was not a reminder but a memory.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: A treasured teacher puts Dante in focus

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In a few weeks, his many admirers will celebrate the 30th priestly anniversary of Fr. Paul Pearson of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto.