Fr. Raymond de Souza: Syro-Malabar calendar elevates summer feasts

Our calendar of liturgical seasons is rather bare compared to some of our sister Catholic Churches. That is never more evident than in our long season of “Ordinary Time,” an uninspired translation of a banal original (in Latin, “Sundays of the Year”).

    Peter Stockland: Hospice stands firm against all-out assault

    The board of the Irene Thomas Hospice hoped faith alone could stop the onslaught of MAiD at the 10-bed palliative care facility on Vancouver’s southeast edge.

      Cathy Majtenyi: Studies point to schools fully re-opening

      It’s a step-by-step, multi-pronged back-to-school safety plan, written by practitioners in a Toronto children’s hospital internationally renowned for its expertise and innovation.

        Charles Lewis: Cardinal sets example of real leadership

        This column is a shout out to a good man. No one can accuse me of trying to curry favour with him. I do not need a job or need to borrow money.

          Peter Stockland: Toppled statues can’t erase past

          Cardinal Timothy Dolan offers up a much-needed reminder that a dangerous effect of toppling statues is forgetting we are all fallen human beings.

            Robert Kinghorn: Violence and grief grip the night

            At school I was told that before the advent of radio and television, the great novelists such as Charles Dickens would write their books to be read around the fireplace in the evening. In so doing they would make their chapters short enough for an evening’s read and closed with a cliff-hanger.

              Glen Argan: Trudeau is right to stick by the rule of law

              The Chinese government has unjustly imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. The “Two Michaels” are innocent pawns in a high-stakes game China is playing with Canada to secure the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

                Fr. Raymond de Souza: The remarkable story of Bl. Rolando Rivi

                Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.

                  Peter Stockland: Living our faith in a world of fear

                  Deep into ESPN’s irresistible documentary The Last Dance, rumination turns to the specific qualities that catalyzed Michael Jordan’s leadership of six NBA championship teams between 1991 and 1998.

                    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.