Leah Perrault: I choose joy and vow to practise it recklessly

Joy is an Easter feeling and a virtue in my faith tradition. For reasons fairly obvious to me, it is not the leading line in any description anyone would ever write about me. 

    Reality of fake news threatens freedom

    Less than a month after Pope Francis warned about the perils of misinformation and “fake news,” new research unearths some rather disturbing findings about the issue in Canada.

      Common sense waits in the wings

      Even those who resisted expansion of gay rights from the mid-1990s to 2011 ultimately conceded the absurdity of the U.S. military’s so-called “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy. 

        Vanier’s life a lesson in prayer and patience

        Fourteen years. That’s how long Jean Vanier said his life was in “a holding pattern.” 

          Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Re-thinking best spot for the bishop’s chair

          Archbishop Michael Mulhall, our new chief shepherd in Kingston, was installed on the feast of Philip and James, May 3. It was a fittingly grand occasion, with much joy among the priests and the people at receiving our new archbishop.

            Charles Lewis: Religion surveys don’t tell the whole story

            To read statistical surveys of religion in Canada and the United States is to believe organized religion is imploding. 

              Cathy Majtenyi: Threatened species counting on us

              Scientists warn that Earth is in the early stages of the “sixth mass extinction,” with a decrease of up to 60 per cent since the 1970s of the numbers of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish on the planet.

                Peter Stockland: Lives are cursed by culture of fear

                Until five minutes before The Curse of La Llorona began, my wife and I were the only people in the darkened void of the theatre at our local Cineplex.

                  Glen Argan: Goalie’s story is a lesson for us all

                  For fans of the Edmonton Oilers, like myself, the Stanley Cup playoffs are a time of mourning. Our team has only made it to the playoffs once in the last 13 years. Well, we can cheer for another Canadian team, but this season all three which made the playoffs — Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs — lost their first-round series.

                    Bob Brehl: A good ol’ shootout at the NRA corral

                    A power struggle at the top of the U.S. National Rifle Association ‘pert near turned its annual convention into a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral last weekend.

                      God's Word on Sunday: Jesus can be heard in noisy world

                      Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12 (Year C) Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10:27-30

                      New ideas nearly always provoke controversy, resistance and even violence. This applies in all areas of human activity, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in religion.