Robert Brehl: Woodward’s advice for our ‘dicey times’

Shortly after U.S. president Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace, the Washington Post’s two young reporters who played such a pivotal role in uncovering Watergate received a personal letter from their gutsy publisher Katharine Graham.

Church on the Street: Taking a driving lesson from Natalie

It was one of those nights when I was challenged by Pope Francis’ insightful observation in The Joy of the Gospel: “The Gospel tells us constantly to run the risk of a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas.”

Glen Argan: Contemplation a path to bridging cultures

The cover headline on the December issue of Sojourners magazine caught my eye — “Decolonizing the Spiritual Life: Contemplation, healing, and activism centred on people of colour.” It pointed to an article inside the U.S. magazine, an interview with Teresa Mateus of the Mystic Soul Project.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Call Venezuela’s evil by name

For several years now, Catholic refugee policy — articulated passionately and repeatedly by the Holy See and many national bishops’ conferences — has focused on the urgent secondary thing, rather than the most important primary thing.

Charles Lewis: Writings connect the dots of creation

One of the great joys of dealing with chronic pain is that I can read books about the faith all the time without feeling guilty. 

Peter Stockland: Irish should learn lesson from Canada

As predictably as rain falling in Dublin, Irish pro-abortion stalwarts are already agitating for so-called exclusion zones around health facilities where the life-ending procedure is performed.

Barefoot and Preaching: I’ll take the scenic route for my journey this year

Choosing is in the air. At the beginning of the year, the marketers are competing for our money, and gyms and diet programs are poised to pounce on the good intentions that follow Christmas feasts. 

Glen Argan: Reform begins with an open conversation

Last week, I put on my detective’s hat to help a friend from out of town. Her father had lost contact with a close friend of his who lived in St. Albert, a suburb of Edmonton. Could I help my friend’s dad find his friend?

Robert Brehl: Persecution hits close to home

Over the Christmas season, one story after another that I read or watched seemed to indicate Christianity is under siege around the world.

Peter Stockland: Millennial shatters all the stereotypes

If stereotypes are made to be deflated, Amanda Achtman is a young woman who carries a suitcase full of needles and hat pins.