Luke Stocking: The mystical body needs anti-racist action

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement to end white supremacy and systemic racism led me to reflect on an early memory I have from my journey of work towards being an anti-racist Catholic.

    Gerry Turcotte: Racism protests are a sign of hope

    It wasn’t so long ago that many of us were using the COVID-19 virus to argue that our world was more interconnected than we care to admit. Divisions are commonplace and people move through their lives erecting barriers between the haves and have-nots, between the East and the West, between the good and the bad.

      Charles Lewis: Spirit of St. Joan of Arc badly needed

      In my own life I have often looked for inspiration from great men and women.

        Cathy Majtenyi: Battling racism starts with looking in mirror

        The horrifying death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and worldwide.

          Glen Argan: Admission of systemic racism only a start

          It’s astonishing that, amidst massive protests across the United States against police racism, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had to sort through various definitions of systemic racism to determine whether it was endemic to Canada’s national police force. At first, she claimed the RCMP was free of systemic racism before doing an about-face and admitting that racism is indeed entrenched in the Mounties.

            Bob Brehl: Is politics hurting cause of social justice?

            The other day at a neighbourhood “social distancing” soiree, while discussing the protest movement following the brutal killing of George Floyd by a bad cop in Minneapolis, I got lectured by a white women in her early 60s.

              Peter Stockland: PM taking a knee strikes hollow note

              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.

                Gerry Turcotte: Scratching the surface of cat psychology

                I have been plagued by cats almost my entire adult life. (OK, maybe I like them just a little.) Dogs, I feel I understand. They’re reasonably straightforward. You know when they’re happy, when they’re guilty of chewing your favourite shoe and when they’re sulking.

                  Leah Perrault: A time to practise honesty and kindness

                  Honest is hard. There is nothing like a season of physical distancing to remind me of that truth.

                    Charles Lewis: Conversion therapy bill on a risky path

                    In the midst of the COVID-19 virus it is easy to forget what other dangers lurk in our society. We must remember that our government has been involved in a great and destructive program of social engineering — and it is about to get far worse.

                      Fr. Jonathan Robinson, longtime head of Toronto Oratory, dies at 91

                      The death of Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Toronto Oratory is a sadness both for those who knew him and those many more who admired him from afar.