Glen Argan: Pandemic our signal to take action

One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as governments across Canada announced the lifting of some restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Bob Brehl: Anniversary a lesson in Canada’s resolve

    May 8 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, V-E Day.

      Peter Stockland: Church voice belongs in recovery strategy

      We need not sit sipping Lysol lemonade and Clorox cocktails in the left field bleachers with Donald Trump to insist that recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is too important to be left exclusively to politicians and health care technocrats.

        Cathy Majtenyi: Sad record in helping seniors is exposed

        It’s a pandemic within a pandemic — and a damning indictment of how we’ve been failing to care for our most vulnerable. People living in seniors’ homes across Canada are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19.

          Fr. Raymond de Souza: Fr. de Valk was a model for priest journalists

          Fr. Alphonse de Valk, a stalwart of the pro-life movement, touched many lives in different spheres, especially in education, the particular charism of the Basilian Fathers. I will remember him as a fellow priest journalist.

            Glen Argan: The last thing we want is return to ‘normal’

            The question on many minds is, “When will life return to normal?” That implies another question: What is normal?

              Bob Brehl: Grief manifests in a lockdown world

              Throughout this pandemic lockdown, everyone must be going through a range of emotions at various times, from fear and anxiety to frustration and lethargy.

                Peter Stockland: In praise of Prine and calls to grace

                Given his bad-boy-again half-smile and love for re-playing clichés as humourous surprises, it’s understandable to hope word of John Prine’s death during Holy Week is a prank of cosmic timing that he okayed with God first.

                  Gerry Turcotte: The vital art of dance

                  In June we celebrate St. Vitus’ Day, a time that honours an unusual saint whose influence was seen throughout Europe generally and in Germany in particular.

                    Charles Lewis: We can’t hide the looming mess of Bill C-7

                    In 2006 I was home for about a month recovering from back surgery. It was the first time in my life I was so confined. I was literally staring at all four walls … and what I saw was not pretty.

                      Leah Perrault: Faith within the fault lines of feelings

                      Feelings are constantly swirling in my world — in health care and in my home and in my heart. The myriad of messages coming from every direction are little help in sorting through the emotional tremors.