Francis Campbell: Follow God’s direction at life’s crossroads

By the time this scribbling reaches publication online and in print, our long summer journey will be more than half completed.

Glen Argan: Renewal enhanced in ‘a deserted place’

Jesus told His apostles who had just returned from a missionary trip, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Where are the missionaries who will evangelize today?

Thanks to the excellent coverage by Salt + Light Television, I was able to follow the “Catholica 200” celebrations in St. Boniface, Man., marking the bicentennial of the arrival of the first French missionaries in the Canadian West. 

God's word on Sunday: Adversity is a test of faith

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 5 (Year B) Exodus 16:2-4, 12-16, 31a; Psalm 78; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35


God's word on Sunday: Miracles happen with total trust in God

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 29 (Year B) 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15


Cathy Majtenyi: Ontario strikes big blow against a healthy world

It’s the timing that makes Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cap-and-trade announcement particularly ironic.

Peter Stockland: New Catholic hymnal nothing to sing about

Proof that the Church has no shyness about irony is affirmed by news that Canada’s new Catholic hymnal will be unleashed during Lent two years hence.

Bob Brehl: Gun violence and the dog days of summer

This column started about all the gun violence in Toronto this summer, but then it changed. For some reason, thoughts moved from hatred and death that guns bring to unconditional love and affection that family pets offer.

Charles Lewis: Don’t expect Roe v. Wade debate to end

You could almost hear the champagne corks popping below the border when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation. 

Francis Campbell: Priests on a mission to make missionaries

The Lord God called to the man and said, “Where are you?”