Med student 'distressed' by assisted suicide decisions

I am a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Next year, my peers and I will embark on a series of rigorous and demanding clinical rotations, shortly after which we will decide which area of medicine we will pursue in our professional lives. Conversations about the future abound. 

Fr. Thomas Reese: Msgr. Vigano had to go

VATICAN – The ability of Church officials to be their own worst enemies has been on display the past two weeks as the Vatican has been rocked by the scandalous handling of a letter from Pope Benedict about a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis.

Charles Lewis: It was time to break free from my Facebook habit

On Ash Wednesday I gave up Facebook. I wanted to give up something that had been part of my daily life for years and that I thought I would miss once cut off.

God's word on Sunday: Covenant with God is always evolving

Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 18 (Year B) Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33


Peter Stockland: There is nothing silly about this bunny tale

Something’s topsy-turvy when a Canadian Christian couple must go to court to clear their names because they refused to lie on the State’s orders.

Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

WASHINGTON – What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate.

Luke Stocking: The 0.7 per cent aid solution requires massive push

The question in Section 5 of the form stares at me from my computer: “Estimated Attendance?” I am filling out the Nathan Phillips Square Special Event Application form provided by the City of Toronto. On April 25, we plan to gather as young Catholics to raise our voices for a more generous Canada.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Catholic politicians fail to walk the walk

In January, I had the great blessing of preaching at the Holy Mass for the relic of St. Francis Xavier in the parish in Mississauga named after him. There was an immense congregation, and in the very first pews were various political figures from the federal Parliament, provincial legislature and city hall.

Glen Argan: Pursuit of the common good is the best path

Perhaps the notion of the common good will soon have its day in the sun.

God's word on Sunday: Faith in Jesus is lifeline to eternal life

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 11 (Year B) 2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21