Questioning Faith: Discovering our moments of re-creation

Driving with a young friend, I was not surprised that she had the car window completely down and her face turned towards the breeze on one of these finally-gentle days of spring.  I enjoyed her enjoyment of the sweet fresh air sweeping in. 

God's word on Sunday: Ancient world offers lesson in covenants

Body and Blood of Christ, June 3 (Year B) Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


Glen Argan: It will take more than 10 years to end homelessness in Canada

Since 2009, Edmonton, along with 12 other Canadian cities, has been implementing a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Unlike other “plans,” this one does not merely set a target and hope it comes true; solid work is being done to provide housing and prevent future homelessness.

Robert Brehl: State-approved suicide is way too easy

June 17 will mark two years since Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law received royal assent. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Gene editing is heading down a slippery slope

The pipette appears on the screen and sucks up a dot, which is actually human sperm that has been genetically altered. Then the small laboratory tool pierces the membrane of a human egg, releases the sperm, “and you have changed the genetic destiny of that embryo,” notes television host Bill Whitaker. “Yes, we believe so,” nods scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus was definitely there through Becky’s journey

Gone prematurely, remembered always.

Rebecca Maureen (Becky) Beaton passed away early one mid-May morning after a gutsy 30-month battle with cancer. Becky was just 36 and I was proud to call her my niece for that seemingly brief period of time.

Peter Stockland: Pro-lifers fight on with a tireless spirit

When Dr. Cathy Ferrier was announced as the Bishop Adam Exner Award winner by the Catholic Civil Rights League last week, she responded with the deep grace familiar to all who know her.

Barefoot and Preaching: You can find God’s grace in every possible place

I have found God inescapable for most of my life. Even when I try to run away, there He is. 

Robert Brehl: Racist rant is not typically Canadian

If you’re reading this, you are likely racist.

God's word on Sunday: History lesson reveals presence of God

Trinity Sunday, May 27 (Year B) Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20


Glen Argan: Theology and Indigenous spirituality finding common ground

Indian residential schools were established by Canada’s federal government, but Christian churches, including the Catholic Church, bought into the plan with enthusiasm.