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

Even for pro-lifer Catholics labouring in the political trenches, it must seem a blessing in disguise that abortion has so far failed to get off the ground as a federal election issue.

Peter Stockland: Catholics must deal with a hard truth

By Peter Stockland

Could this most troubling of summers for the Catholic Church across Canada spark its resurgence as a vital participant in the country’s public life? Call me a sun-addled optimist, but I carry a conviction it can so long as we avoid thinking of a phoenix rising from ashes and instead heed the Gospel call to commit ourselves to the long, hard, patient work of building Christ’s Church.

Peter Stockland: A timely lesson for the ages

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In mid-July, my wife had the opportunity to interview a 92-year-old former opera star at her home in a village between Quebec City and Montreal.

Peter Stockland: Sadness and anger are long overdue

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Forgive me for regarding with a somewhat dry eye my fellow Canadians’ umbrage gusting to apoplexy over the infamy of Indian Residential Schools, and Catholic blame for same.

Peter Stockland: Standing up for truth and fairness

By Peter Stockland

It is heartening to see Catholic clergy calling out the stream of inaccuracies and exaggerations around the Church’s responsibility for the residential schools debacle.

Peter Stockland: Kamloops discovery wallops the Church

By Peter Stockland

There’s a unique wallop in seeing your hometown linked by national and international media to the finding of a “mass grave” full of children.

Peter Stockland: Living faith within the realities of life

By Peter Stockland

Five minutes into a recent online retreat, I felt myself going spiritually backwards.

Peter Stockland: Beware of Bill C-10 and the bureaucrats

By Peter Stockland

What Ottawa won’t do for cats it might end up doing to Catholics, warns a former CRTC vice-chair and leading critic of controversial changes to the federal Broadcasting Act.

Peter Stockland: Long ago debate an echo for today

By Peter Stockland

Unfurling Bernadette Devlin, Quebec’s Catholic bishops, Irish nuns and William F. Buckley Jr. in the same thought, never mind one sentence, might be considered psychologically, even rhetorically, impossible. Well, there it is. Impossibility vanquished. 

Peter Stockland: Palliative centre a light in darkness

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Amid the deep shadows of ever-expanding MAiD and examples of hospice care being brutally extinguished, a gesture of transformation by the Archdiocese of Montreal lights a candle in the dark.

Peter Stockland: Community suffers with church closures

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The Holy Week chaos that hit Ontario churches when the Ford government slammed on its COVID “emergency brake” hours before Good Friday is part of the chain reaction of frustration faithful Canadians are experiencing.