Peter Stockland: Toppled statues can’t erase past

Cardinal Timothy Dolan offers up a much-needed reminder that a dangerous effect of toppling statues is forgetting we are all fallen human beings.

  • By Peter Stockland

    Robert Kinghorn: Violence and grief grip the night

    At school I was told that before the advent of radio and television, the great novelists such as Charles Dickens would write their books to be read around the fireplace in the evening. In so doing they would make their chapters short enough for an evening’s read and closed with a cliff-hanger.

    • By Robert Kinghorn

      Glen Argan: Trudeau is right to stick by the rule of law

      The Chinese government has unjustly imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. The “Two Michaels” are innocent pawns in a high-stakes game China is playing with Canada to secure the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

      • By Glen Argan

        Fr. Raymond de Souza: The remarkable story of Bl. Rolando Rivi

        Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.

        • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

          Peter Stockland: Living our faith in a world of fear

          Deep into ESPN’s irresistible documentary The Last Dance, rumination turns to the specific qualities that catalyzed Michael Jordan’s leadership of six NBA championship teams between 1991 and 1998.

          • By Peter Stockland

            Luke Stocking: The mystical body needs anti-racist action

            The killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement to end white supremacy and systemic racism led me to reflect on an early memory I have from my journey of work towards being an anti-racist Catholic.

            • By Luke Stocking

              Gerry Turcotte: Racism protests are a sign of hope

              It wasn’t so long ago that many of us were using the COVID-19 virus to argue that our world was more interconnected than we care to admit. Divisions are commonplace and people move through their lives erecting barriers between the haves and have-nots, between the East and the West, between the good and the bad.

              • By Gerry Turcotte

                Charles Lewis: Spirit of St. Joan of Arc badly needed

                In my own life I have often looked for inspiration from great men and women.

                • By Charles Lewis

                  Cathy Majtenyi: Battling racism starts with looking in mirror

                  The horrifying death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and worldwide.

                  • By Cathy Majtenyi

                    Glen Argan: Admission of systemic racism only a start

                    It’s astonishing that, amidst massive protests across the United States against police racism, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had to sort through various definitions of systemic racism to determine whether it was endemic to Canada’s national police force. At first, she claimed the RCMP was free of systemic racism before doing an about-face and admitting that racism is indeed entrenched in the Mounties.

                    • By Glen Argan

                      Bob Brehl: Is politics hurting cause of social justice?

                      The other day at a neighbourhood “social distancing” soiree, while discussing the protest movement following the brutal killing of George Floyd by a bad cop in Minneapolis, I got lectured by a white women in her early 60s.

                      • By Robert Brehl