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

There can be no denying Canadians are heading into summer 2019 after one of the darkest years for religious freedom in the country’s history. 

Peter Stockland: Conscience battle hits ‘cuckoo’ stage

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I can never decide whether it’s the optimist or the masochist in me that believes the relentless assault on conscience rights is set to collapse under its own absurdity.

Common sense waits in the wings

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Even those who resisted expansion of gay rights from the mid-1990s to 2011 ultimately conceded the absurdity of the U.S. military’s so-called “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy. 

Peter Stockland: Lives are cursed by culture of fear

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Until five minutes before The Curse of La Llorona began, my wife and I were the only people in the darkened void of the theatre at our local Cineplex.

Peter Stockland: Resurrection joy felt in new ways

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A week before celebrating the Resurrection, we had the resurrection of Resurrection.

Peter Stockland: Pro-lifers fight on with a tireless spirit

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When Dr. Cathy Ferrier was announced as the Bishop Adam Exner Award winner by the Catholic Civil Rights League last week, she responded with the deep grace familiar to all who know her.

Peter Stockland: Faith is alive and well in our mainstream

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Calls for reinvigorating religious public life within our seeming secular monoculture have traditionally relied heavily on morally grounded arguments.

Peter Stockland: How long do we wait to face cold reality?

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Our small English-language parish in a borough of Montreal is hardly a hot bed of serious surprises. Recently, though, we received some rather hard news.

Peter Stockland: Will Canada follow the Middle East's eviction of Christians?

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Carl Hétu has watched the disappearance of Christians in the Middle East by the thousands. Lately, he’s begun to wonder if he’s seeing it begin in Canada, too.

Peter Stockland: It’s our turn to ride the wave of change

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There is a deeply Catholic sense of hope in standing on history’s shore watching a major wave break while sensing another building, barely visible, on the horizon.

Trudeau's Indian missteps a lesson for all of us

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Beneath Canadians’ cringing at Justin Trudeau’s embarrassing Indian amble, there seemed charitable hope he could use the debacle for hard reflection on the difference between image and reality.