Robert Kinghorn: The noble journey can be torturous

I have always wondered about the names they choose for sports teams: the Vikings, the Giants, the Predators. Vicious sounding names that strike fear into the hearts of the opposition.

    Glen Argan: The beauty of our cosmic symphony

    Creation is a symphony, a symphony which only God hears in its fullness. I hope God is listening. I hope that in creation’s symphony, my out-of-tune voice will be gathered with the voices of more exquisite singers to sing a song of joy and praise to the beauty of God and the beauty of creation.

      Bob Brehl: Holy Joe’s principles worth preserving

      It was sad news to see the once dominant Toronto Star sold for a mere pittance of $52 million. Only 16 years ago, Torstar Corp., the parent company of the newspaper, was trading above $30 a share and worth about $2.4 billion.

        Fr. Raymond de Souza: The virus, churches and religious liberty

        Is the closure of churches and the suspension of the public celebration of Holy Mass a religious liberty issue?

          Cathy Majtenyi: ‘New normal’ means addressing our fears

          We’re entering uncharted territory on our COVID-19 journey. As jurisdictions across the country roll out plans to ease pandemic restrictions, never will our faith be more needed, or tested, than in the months to come.

            Peter Stockland: Standing up for life a risky business

            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.

              Charles Lewis: Looking to faith on the road of suffering

              I am aware I write a lot about my pain. There is a good reason. Pain, specifically spinal pain, has been the dominant force in my life for nine years. It is what I wake up to every morning, it is what I carry around during the day and it is the last thing I feel before falling asleep … and it is what wakes me up through the night when pain is more acute.

                Luke Stocking: Pandemic reflections on the Incarnation

                At a time when mother nature has “sent us to our rooms” (as one viral post put it), the digital world has opened its arms wide to embrace us. It is a reality that I have been reflecting on during this pandemic.

                  Glen Argan: Pandemic should give us food for thought

                  In Alberta, the province where I live, those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are workers in meat processing plants.

                    Bob Brehl: Back-to-the-future pandemic activities

                    While in a bulk food store recently, complying with social distancing rules, I was led around by an employee whose job was to scoop out items I wanted and bag them.

                      Peter Stockland: A shadow of hope emerges in crisis

                      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.