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

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.

Peter Stockland: Emerging light burns for religious freedom

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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.