Robert Brehl is a writer in Port Credit, Ont.

At a recent barbeque, I was telling a long-time friend about a Colombian bishop who planned to exorcise his crime-ridden city of demons by dropping holy water from a helicopter.

Bob Brehl: Is Klotho the key to solving Alzheimer’s?

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Invited to the Ideacity conference in June, I was listening to an eclectic string of interesting speakers, from a British historian describing what Jesus really looked like to the rise of anti-Semitism in Canada and around the world.

Bob Brehl: Arts degree a good investment in future

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As proud parents, we basked at the Queen’s University convocation ceremony earlier this month where our son received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History.

Bob Brehl: Greed ultimately leads to strife: Proverbs

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Throughout the Bible, much is said about money. From “the love of money is the root of all evil” to “give Caesar what belongs to Caesar” to “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Reality of fake news threatens freedom

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Less than a month after Pope Francis warned about the perils of misinformation and “fake news,” new research unearths some rather disturbing findings about the issue in Canada.

Bob Brehl: A good ol’ shootout at the NRA corral

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A power struggle at the top of the U.S. National Rifle Association ‘pert near turned its annual convention into a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral last weekend.

Bob Brehl: The redemption of Tiger amidst #MeToo

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The excitement surrounding Tiger Woods’ historic win at the Masters golf tournament is undeniable, but it also raises some questions.

Bob Brehl: Salvator Mundi painting goes on the lam

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The art world is abuzz about the whereabouts of the mysterious painting of Jesus Christ attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

Robert Brehl: Bush funeral a procession of contrasts

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The televised funeral of George Herbert Walker Bush at the Washington National Cathedral was a reminder of times when the office of the U.S. President worked for bipartisanship, decency and decorum.

Robert Brehl: State-approved suicide is way too easy

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June 17 will mark two years since Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law received royal assent. 

Robert Brehl: Racist rant is not typically Canadian

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If you’re reading this, you are likely racist.