Comment: There is still only one answer to tragedies like Manchester

As I write this, I’m fixated on a photo of eight-year-old Saffie Rose, the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing. Her picture is part of a newspaper photo array of the young victims of that awful night.

Comment: Catholic influence on Canadian political horizon

Allowing for caveats, Canada could find itself with a trinity of powerful Catholic leaders in coming months.

Comment: Mothers have a special place in world of priestly vocation

In Toronto the priestly ordinations usually have a maternal character. The customary date is in May, Mary’s month, and usually falls the day before Mother’s Day, which is not a religious feast day, but certainly can be looked upon with the eyes of faith.

Comment: Nun’s murder filled with unsettling twists in new Netflix series

As a fan of murder mysteries, I was drawn to a new Netflix series entitled The Keepers, a true-crime story about the murder of a popular young nun who was a high school teacher in Baltimore.

Comment: Meet 'Mary' ... my friend

The request was simple: “I’m going south for a week, could you give me a ride to the airport and pick me up on my way back?”

Comment: Pro-life movement is in need of renewal

In a recent Toronto Sun column, John Snobelen had four wise, albeit chilling, watch words for those in the not-for-profit world. They are: “The atrophy of purpose.”

Comment: No bond is stronger than mother and child

This being Mother’s Day weekend, an editor asked if I’d like to write about it. Initially, I decided to pass because I’ve written about my wonderful late mother many times.

Comment: Peace is the real message of Fatima

Students at St. Augustine School in Regina were abuzz in the fall of 1960 when we learned a priest was coming who would reveal a secret message from the Virgin Mary.

Comment: Tragedy is not a case for more euthanasia rights

In mid-April The Globe & Mail gave two days of coverage to the suicide of Adam Maier-Clayton, just 27 years old. He lived for years with a variety of psychiatric disorders and unremitting pain. There is no doubt he knew suffering.

Opinion: Unexpected papal meeting brings out best in bishop

As the Ontario bishops completed their ad limina visit to Rome last week, I couldn’t help but recall one of my favourite stories about one of Ontario’s favourite bishops.