God's word on Sunday: Our path to God lies in service

Ascension of the Lord, May 13 (Year B) Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Mark 16:15-20


Glen Argan: Alberta narrative heads for unhappy end

Forty years ago, I moved to Alberta from Saskatchewan imbued with the stereotype that my new province was full of cowboys, fundamentalists and wealthy oil barons who cared nothing about the environment. It didn’t take me long to realize that while there was truth in the stereotype, Alberta had numerous people who fell outside this cartoonish caricature.

Peter Stockland: Faith is alive and well in our mainstream

Calls for reinvigorating religious public life within our seeming secular monoculture have traditionally relied heavily on morally grounded arguments.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Ave Verum stirs the soul and memories of Rome

A former student sent me a notice that caught my attention, for both artistic and pious reasons. The Cantata Singers of Ottawa will be at St. Joseph’s Church later this month where the entire program will consist of settings of the brief Eucharistic and Marian hymn, Ave Verum, including those of Lassus, Byrd, Mozart, Elgar, Liszt, Saint-Saëns and Poulenc. 

Church on the Street: Restaurant served big plate of humanity

When I started out on the Church on the Street, I gave little thought to some of the logistics of such a ministry apart from determining that it would be 8 p.m. onwards every Thursday evening.

God's word on Sunday: What matters is what’s in the heart

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6 (Year B) Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17


Mary Marrocco: We’re called to pour out the spirit of our lives

It’s normal to return anger with anger, bitterness with bitterness, cunning with cunning.  

The question remains: To whom shall you go?

A time to search and a time to give up. 

Bishops’ actions a blow to reconciliation efforts

When we arrived here, we took their land. Then we took their children. In 2018, we’re taking away the hope of sincere reconciliation.

Bob Brehl: Cringeworthy court decision over clerical sex abuse

Last week’s record financial award to a man abused by a monstrous priest 50 years ago is cringeworthy on many levels.

Peter Stockland: How long do we wait to face cold reality?

Our small English-language parish in a borough of Montreal is hardly a hot bed of serious surprises. Recently, though, we received some rather hard news.