Mary Marrocco: We’re called to pour out the spirit of our lives

It’s normal to return anger with anger, bitterness with bitterness, cunning with cunning.  

The question remains: To whom shall you go?

A time to search and a time to give up. 

Bishops’ actions a blow to reconciliation efforts

When we arrived here, we took their land. Then we took their children. In 2018, we’re taking away the hope of sincere reconciliation.

Bob Brehl: Cringeworthy court decision over clerical sex abuse

Last week’s record financial award to a man abused by a monstrous priest 50 years ago is cringeworthy on many levels.

Peter Stockland: How long do we wait to face cold reality?

Our small English-language parish in a borough of Montreal is hardly a hot bed of serious surprises. Recently, though, we received some rather hard news.

Henry Dormer’s short life left long-lasting impression in London

London Ontario’s only candidate for sainthood, Henry Edward Dormer (1844-66) was a 21-year-old British Army ensign who only lived in London for a grand total of 220 days — the last seven months of his life — but left an indelible impression that still inspires his adopted townspeople a century and a half later. 

Charles Lewis: It’s vital to be informed on Catholic issues

We were all lined up at our desks, blank forms at the ready an plenty of pens for St. Michael’s parishioners to use. 

A gut feeling about the Good Samaritan

Everyone in the group knew the greatest commandment. Love God, love your neighbour. Simple to say. Hard to do. 

God's word on Sunday: We can always count on Good Shepherd

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22 (Year B) Acts 4:7-12; Psalm 118; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18

Bob Brehl: Author speaks up for liberal Christians

The other night I was watching TVO’s The Agenda and an erudite, award-winning author was talking about two taboos: politics and religion. It was fascinating television on several levels as she linked the two in Trump’s America.

Figure of speech: Restored water tower is an oasis of healing

Thanks to generous donors, St. Mary’s University in Calgary was recently able to complete the restoration of our nearly 100-year-old water tower. Built by the Sisters of Providence in 1921, the tower has stood over the Midnapore site for nearly a century, its fortunes waxing and waning — mostly waning — over time.