God's Word on Sunday: Words speak loudly about our character

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 3 (Year C) Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45

    Glen Argan: Oilsands pastoral letter deserves attention

    Ten years ago, on Jan. 25, 2009, Bishop Luc Bouchard, then bishop of St. Paul, Alta., issued one of the most courageous and most ignored pastoral letters in Canadian Church history. “The Integrity of Creation and the Athabasca Oil Sands” did create a brief firestorm before dropping out of the public eye. On the 10th anniversary, nary a mention was made of the letter.

      God's Word on Sunday: The high road is built on compassion

      Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 24 (Year C) 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-25; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38

        Bob Brehl: Toronto priest doesn’t pull any punches on clerical abuse

        Even before Pope Francis called on bishops from around the globe to meet for a Vatican sex abuse summit, a Toronto priest was travelling to parishes to talk about the origins of and solutions to clergy abuse of minors.

          Peter Stockland: ‘Priestly problem’ must be tackled

          Long ago, a childhood friend and I were walking across an old wooden bridge in the small town where we lived when a car stopped to offer us a ride. The local priest was at the wheel.

            Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Sex abuse summit is catch-up time for much of the world

            It is déjà vu all over again for Canadian bishops who travelled to Rome for the Vatican’s meeting on the protection of minors in the Church.

              Francis Campbell: Church, newspapers look to turn the tide

              It sometimes seems that you are playing for the losing team.

                Cathy Majtenyi: Health care discussions don’t belong in backroom

                It was a dramatic scene at Queen’s Park on Jan. 31: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath waving a copy of The Health System Efficiency Act 2019, a leaked bill that would see the Ontario government create a “super agency” to manage the province’s health care system.

                  Barefoot and Preaching: The evolution of my love takes many turns

                  Fluffy snow covered the sidewalk when I opened the garage door to leave for work. 

                    The Church on the Street: Pets’ love brings warmth to cold streets

                    Winter was settling in and it was a blustery, cold evening as I walked around the streets with Tracey, a survivor of the street who for 14 drug-addled years had called the alleys and drug dens of the downtown area “home.” 

                      Charles Lewis: For those in pain… keep the faith

                      I am writing this for all who suffer and for those of your family members and friends who suffer with you. In particular, I am writing this for those who, like myself, realize that their suffering may not end soon, or ever end.