Leah Perrault: Staying the course, whether frozen or not

Staying the course is an ironic metaphor for an asthmatic whose longest race ever was 3,000 metres.

    Luke Stocking: In the face of our fears we need signs of peace

    I had a coronavirus earlier this year.

    Not THAT coronavirus. It was just a common cold, which is one of the many types of coronaviruses out there.

      Charles Lewis: COVID-19 crisis a chance to re-examine our lives

      Every crisis can teach us something about ourselves. Each is a chance to revise the way we live and the way we think about what is important and which people in society deserve our respect and admiration.

        Charles Lewis: Imagine a Lent lasting the whole year

        As you read this we will be in the last few weeks of our Lenten promises. If you are like me you have probably slipped once or twice.

          Peter Stockland: Pandemic forces sacrifice of Mass

          The Church in Quebec, many parts of Ontario and even in Rome appeared late last week to say “No Más” in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

            Cathy Majtenyi: Don’t forget about justice in winter of discontent

            It’s been a turbulent few months. Crowds blocking rail lines, protesters waving placards and RCMP officers barricading land are some of the dramatic images of discontent across Canada.

              Glen Argan: Spirituality does not cause moral goodness

              The revelation of the grievous sexual misconduct by L’Arche founder Jean Vanier should awaken us all to the central importance of a well-founded moral conscience in the pursuit of holiness.

                Bob Brehl: A Churchill history that packs a wallop

                Erik Larson has a special talent for taking historical events and writing nonfiction books about people related to the main event but somehow slightly off the mainstream, on the periphery.

                  Fr. Raymond de Souza: The nature of devil’s sin still holds lesson for us

                  Temptations indulged, temptations resisted. On the first Sunday of Lent we heard about the devil’s tempting of Adam and Eve in the garden, to catastrophic effect, and the devil’s tempting of the Lord Jesus in the desert, to salvific effect.

                    Robert Kinghorn: If I knew then what I know now…

                    Driving downtown, the weather forecast came on the radio: “The temperature tonight is expected to plummet to a low of minus-14 degrees with a windchill factor making it feel like minus-25. The health department has issued a warning that at these temperatures frostbite to exposed skin can occur within minutes.”

                      Peter Stockland: There’s no mystery to this deception

                      Friends, acquaintances and the general commentariat have all been roiling over the revelations about Jean Vanier as a serial sex abuser.