Gerry Turcotte: This is a fight for our shared humanity

I had promised myself that I wouldn’t write a COVID-19 column.

    Robert Kinghorn: A journey down soft side of street

    Often, we do not see the softer side of people’s nature as they put up a facade of toughness and independence. This is especially true on the streets where the law of the street is, “Don’t show weakness, don’t show compassion.”

      Glen Argan: Pandemic our signal to take action

      One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as governments across Canada announced the lifting of some restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

        Bob Brehl: Anniversary a lesson in Canada’s resolve

        May 8 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, V-E Day.

          Peter Stockland: Church voice belongs in recovery strategy

          We need not sit sipping Lysol lemonade and Clorox cocktails in the left field bleachers with Donald Trump to insist that recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is too important to be left exclusively to politicians and health care technocrats.

            Cathy Majtenyi: Sad record in helping seniors is exposed

            It’s a pandemic within a pandemic — and a damning indictment of how we’ve been failing to care for our most vulnerable. People living in seniors’ homes across Canada are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19.

              Fr. Raymond de Souza: Fr. de Valk was a model for priest journalists

              Fr. Alphonse de Valk, a stalwart of the pro-life movement, touched many lives in different spheres, especially in education, the particular charism of the Basilian Fathers. I will remember him as a fellow priest journalist.

                Glen Argan: The last thing we want is return to ‘normal’

                The question on many minds is, “When will life return to normal?” That implies another question: What is normal?

                  Bob Brehl: Grief manifests in a lockdown world

                  Throughout this pandemic lockdown, everyone must be going through a range of emotions at various times, from fear and anxiety to frustration and lethargy.

                    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.