Stockland is publisher of Convivium magazine and a senior fellow at Cardus.

During a pre-Christmas trip to Toronto, New York Times columnist David Brooks offered a small vignette that can provide us with a new year’s resolution but, more, a spiritual shift for life.

Peter Stockland: Take a moment to live outside the moment

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Earlier this month, I was reading about the fathers of three modern Irish literary geniuses — Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce — when I came upon a fascinating fact about Wilde’s mother.

Peter Stockland: 'The Irishman' takes long road to genius

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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is already scooping up movie awards despite its swerve to Netflix barely a month after being released in theatres. 

Peter Stockland: Religious narrative losing its voice

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The online publication The Catholic Thing recently dubbed Pope Francis “idiosyncratic” for his insistence that evangelical encounters should witness to Christ without having a proselytizing edge. 

Peter Stockland: Religious bigotry born of ignorance

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Alberta MP Garnett Genuis was right when he blamed “anti-Catholic bigotry” for the current attacks on Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.

Peter Stockland: Pro-life fight must turn to culture war

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There is prudence in learning from the well-intended critiques of our critics even if the lesson isn’t what they necessarily want to teach us.

Peter Stockland: Humanity challenged by partisan rhetoric

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to change how he campaigned in election 2019 just because he needed paramilitary-style protection from a death threat at a Thanksgiving weekend event.

Peter Stockland: Leave some energy for our faith issues

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Somehow in the tsunami of humanity flooding Montreal’s downtown streets for last Friday’s “climate march,” I spotted an elegantly dressed woman wearing a small white lapel button protesting Quebec’s Bill 21.

Peter Stockland: Climate changing around ‘R-word’

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At Montreal’s Concordia University, where I study the wonders of Ireland north and south for several hours each week, a large sign asks students how they feel about climate change.

Peter Stockland: Trudeau fails acceptance test

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Early in junior high school, I watched a kid named Frank play out what I was certain, even then, would be a pattern for his life.

Peter Stockland: Abortion battle cloaked in defeat

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Belfast, Northern Ireland -- In the mid-19th century, St. Malachy’s Church on Alfred Street added to its existing structure the largest bell in a city full of Catholic churches and Protestant houses of worship.