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

Deep into ESPN’s irresistible documentary The Last Dance, rumination turns to the specific qualities that catalyzed Michael Jordan’s leadership of six NBA championship teams between 1991 and 1998.

Peter Stockland: PM taking a knee strikes hollow note

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It’s hard to reconcile continued restrictions on kneeling in church and last week’s images of Prime Minister Trudeau kneeling on Parliament Hill to protest racism in Canada.

Peter Stockland: Standing up for life a risky business

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The Sunday New York Times full front-page listing of 1,000 names from among the nearly 100,000 who’ve died of COVID-19 was a bold, imaginative, powerful journalistic gesture.

Peter Stockland: A shadow of hope emerges in crisis

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On the doorstep of what would become the COVID-19 crisis of spring 2020, a wise woman I encountered called me out on the distinction between hope and expectation.

Peter Stockland: Church voice belongs in recovery strategy

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We need not sit sipping Lysol lemonade and Clorox cocktails in the left field bleachers with Donald Trump to insist that recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is too important to be left exclusively to politicians and health care technocrats.

Peter Stockland: In praise of Prine and calls to grace

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Given his bad-boy-again half-smile and love for re-playing clichés as humourous surprises, it’s understandable to hope word of John Prine’s death during Holy Week is a prank of cosmic timing that he okayed with God first.

Peter Stockland: Serving up a hearty helping of faith

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In his recent letter to Register readers, Publisher-Editor Jim O’Leary reminded us all that “the need has seldom been greater for us to unite spiritually as communities of faith.”

Peter Stockland: Pandemic forces sacrifice of Mass

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The Church in Quebec, many parts of Ontario and even in Rome appeared late last week to say “No Más” in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Peter Stockland: There’s no mystery to this deception

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Friends, acquaintances and the general commentariat have all been roiling over the revelations about Jean Vanier as a serial sex abuser.

Peter Stockland: No quick fixes on this long road

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Esteemed theological thinkers will doubtless spend the coming months scratching their parses on the latest exhortation from Pope Francis, Querida Amazonia

Peter Stockland: Don’t lose sight of ‘bigger picture’

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It’s true there’s a challenge, to say the least, in seeing the “bigger picture” when the picture’s focus is life and death itself.