Robert Kinghorn: A final wish for Betty, a dear friend

There is a truth about great journalists that long after their columns have faded into the ghosts of time, their words still come back to haunt or to comfort. 

Fr. Raymond de Souza: A treasured teacher puts Dante in focus

In a few weeks, his many admirers will celebrate the 30th priestly anniversary of Fr. Paul Pearson of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto. 

Glen Argan: We must fight the demon of individualism

An old adage in development work is the dictum, “Give a person a fish, and you will feed her for one day; teach her how to fish, and you will feed her for a lifetime.” 

Bob Brehl: Thoughts and prayers … but no action

Over the Labour Day weekend, there sure were a lot of U.S. politicians conveying their “thoughts and prayers” for the victims and their families of the latest mass shooting, but no visible action on doing anything about the American gun epidemic.

Cathy Majtenyi: Persistent prayer at heart of best pro-life strategy

It’s a brilliant example of the power of persistent, passionate prayer and how speaking the truth in love can cause hearts to do a 180-degree turn.

Leah Perrault: Making the most of my assumptions

Weather was at the front of my minds as I headed out to the lake this summer with four kids in tow while my husband was away working. 

Charles Lewis: Atheism leaves only an empty feeling

It all started innocently enough when I used the expression “children of God” in a recent column. Apparently in this secularized age it is an expression that some find insulting. 

Peter Stockland: Trudeau fails acceptance test

Early in junior high school, I watched a kid named Frank play out what I was certain, even then, would be a pattern for his life.

Glen Argan: Turning words into action for reconciliation

In his work with the Mennonite Church of Canada, Steve Heinrichs encourages congregations across Canada to seek reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. He urges Mennonites to learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action and to study the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Bob Brehl: Lessons from nuns’ slave-owning past

Scores of Catholic nuns bought, sold and bartered enslaved people in 19th century America, The New York Times unveiled in a fascinating in-depth account written by New York University professor Rachel Swarns.

Robert Kinghorn: Streets are filled with many crosses

I have always wondered what the conversation between Jesus and an image consultant would be like.