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.

                    Leah Perrault: Real love creates space to grow and discover

                    Space is not a word I associated with love for most of my life. I grew up longing for the freedom of stretching further away from the intimacy of my family and small Saskatchewan town. I sat in the farmhouse window sill in my bedroom, staring up at the expansive, prairie sky of stars, full of wonder at all the space in the universe for all of us.

                      Charles Lewis: It’s time to really share our blessings

                      There is not a lot to commend living in a quarantined world.