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.

Charles Lewis: A practical guide for a pro-life reality

We just witnessed the wonderful scene of thousands of Canadians marching in Ottawa to show their support for life. It was encouraging but also raises some serious questions.

Charles Lewis: Tanya Granic Allen deserves a badge of honour

I am writing about a friend. Her name is Tanya Granic Allen. I do not normally write about friends or family, but what happened to her at the hands of supposed political allies needs repeating because it was so grotesque and cowardly. 

Glen Argan: As media consumers, we should be wary of fake news

“Was this story about love, money, conquest or disaster?” That was the question Gordon Sinclair asked week after week on CBC-TV’s long-running Front Page Challenge. If a news story did not have at least one of those four elements, Sinclair surmised, it might be a story, but it wasn’t news.