Peter Stockland: A shadow of hope emerges in crisis

On the doorstep of what would become the COVID-19 crisis of spring 2020, a wise woman I encountered called me out on the distinction between hope and expectation.

  • By Peter Stockland

    Leah Perrault: Real love creates space to grow and discover

    Space is not a word I associated with love for most of my life. I grew up longing for the freedom of stretching further away from the intimacy of my family and small Saskatchewan town. I sat in the farmhouse window sill in my bedroom, staring up at the expansive, prairie sky of stars, full of wonder at all the space in the universe for all of us.

    • By Leah Perrault

      Charles Lewis: It’s time to really share our blessings

      There is not a lot to commend living in a quarantined world.

      • By Charles Lewis

        Gerry Turcotte: This is a fight for our shared humanity

        I had promised myself that I wouldn’t write a COVID-19 column.

        • By Gerry Turcotte

          Robert Kinghorn: A journey down soft side of street

          Often, we do not see the softer side of people’s nature as they put up a facade of toughness and independence. This is especially true on the streets where the law of the street is, “Don’t show weakness, don’t show compassion.”

          • By Robert Kinghorn

            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.

            • By Glen Argan

              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.

              • By Robert Brehl

                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.

                • By Peter Stockland

                  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.

                  • By Cathy Majtenyi

                    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.

                    • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

                      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?

                      • By Glen Argan