Peter Stockland: In praise of Prine and calls to grace

Given his bad-boy-again half-smile and love for re-playing clichés as humourous surprises, it’s understandable to hope word of John Prine’s death during Holy Week is a prank of cosmic timing that he okayed with God first.

    Gerry Turcotte: The vital art of dance

    In June we celebrate St. Vitus’ Day, a time that honours an unusual saint whose influence was seen throughout Europe generally and in Germany in particular.

      Charles Lewis: We can’t hide the looming mess of Bill C-7

      In 2006 I was home for about a month recovering from back surgery. It was the first time in my life I was so confined. I was literally staring at all four walls … and what I saw was not pretty.

        Leah Perrault: Faith within the fault lines of feelings

        Feelings are constantly swirling in my world — in health care and in my home and in my heart. The myriad of messages coming from every direction are little help in sorting through the emotional tremors.

          Bob Brehl: Foes work together to flatten the curve

          I have many fond memories of my Uncle Frank from Coshocton, Ohio. He was my dad’s older brother, a lifelong Republican and an elegant man.

            Glen Argan: Our mission is clear on the new sabbath

            Joseph of Arimathea saw something that others on the Jewish council did not. In St. Luke’s telling of the story, Joseph was not only a good and righteous man, “he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.”

              Cathy Majtenyi: The COVID-19 world has much to teach us

              The journey to Easter in 2020 has been a journey like no other.

                Robert Kinghorn: Taking care of the poor is an essential service

                It was a different time and a different crisis, but in the small village of Bronte, Ont., work was hard to come by in the early 1950s.

                  Peter Stockland: Serving up a hearty helping of faith

                  In his recent letter to Register readers, Publisher-Editor Jim O’Leary reminded us all that “the need has seldom been greater for us to unite spiritually as communities of faith.”

                    Fr. Raymond de Souza: Our service continues

                    What are priests to do in a pandemic? Much fewer things than they would ordinarily do. But the one thing they must do is to keep doing the one thing which only they can do. They cannot abandon the sacraments.

                      Charles Lewis: Finding fellowship in uncertainty

                      We all feel the uncertainty in the air; we all hear that low-grade anxiety buzzing in the background.