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. 

                Fr. Raymond de Souza: Moon event a metaphor for our place in Heaven

                YORBA LINDA, CALIF. -- The Apollo space program was heavy on Scripture in its great public moments. In the live television broadcast on Christmas Eve 1968, the three astronauts read from Genesis 1:1-10: “In the beginning God created….”

                  Charles Lewis: Faith shouldn’t have to bend to survive

                  In the spring I took a course to become a hospice volunteer. After spending 12 years railing against euthanasia, both in newspaper articles and through talks, I thought it was time to put my beliefs into concrete action. 

                    Glen Argan: Dystopian novel misses the mark

                    Authors of dystopian novels are bound to get a lot wrong. After all, they are looking into what they believe will be a dark future which is inherently unpredictable. The year 1984, for example, turned out to be nothing like George Orwell’s famous novel of the same name.

                      Bob Brehl: Devil is in the details for civil discourse

                      At a recent barbeque, I was telling a long-time friend about a Colombian bishop who planned to exorcise his crime-ridden city of demons by dropping holy water from a helicopter.