Cathy Majtenyi: Don’t forget about justice in winter of discontent

It’s been a turbulent few months. Crowds blocking rail lines, protesters waving placards and RCMP officers barricading land are some of the dramatic images of discontent across Canada.

    Glen Argan: Spirituality does not cause moral goodness

    The revelation of the grievous sexual misconduct by L’Arche founder Jean Vanier should awaken us all to the central importance of a well-founded moral conscience in the pursuit of holiness.

      Bob Brehl: A Churchill history that packs a wallop

      Erik Larson has a special talent for taking historical events and writing nonfiction books about people related to the main event but somehow slightly off the mainstream, on the periphery.

        Fr. Raymond de Souza: The nature of devil’s sin still holds lesson for us

        Temptations indulged, temptations resisted. On the first Sunday of Lent we heard about the devil’s tempting of Adam and Eve in the garden, to catastrophic effect, and the devil’s tempting of the Lord Jesus in the desert, to salvific effect.

          Robert Kinghorn: If I knew then what I know now…

          Driving downtown, the weather forecast came on the radio: “The temperature tonight is expected to plummet to a low of minus-14 degrees with a windchill factor making it feel like minus-25. The health department has issued a warning that at these temperatures frostbite to exposed skin can occur within minutes.”

            Peter Stockland: There’s no mystery to this deception

            Friends, acquaintances and the general commentariat have all been roiling over the revelations about Jean Vanier as a serial sex abuser.

              Bob Brehl: Is Trump’s pro-life talk a mere mirage?

              Another of President Donald Trump’s men — this one longtime confidant Roger Stone — was sentenced last week after being convicted for lying to Congress and witness tampering. That makes eight Trump associates found guilty in court on various charges.

                Glen Argan: A lesson for us all in Vanier’s downfall

                The news that Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche homes for people with mental handicaps, engaged in decades of sexual misconduct and falsely denied knowing about similar abuse by his mentor, Fr. Thomas Philippe, is shocking. Vanier was a saint in the eyes of many and also an icon for the future direction of the Church.

                  Charles Lewis: Jean Vanier news stirs heartbreak … and anger

                  For many years I was certain Jean Vanier was a saint. 

                    Luke Stocking: Voice of Sr. Dorothy echoes in exhortation

                    Fifteen years ago, on Feb. 12, a 73-year-old nun walked along a rural road in the Amazon region of Para state in Brazil. She was followed by two men with guns — Clodoaldo Carlos Batista and Raifran das Neves Sales. Both men worked for a livestock company. They asked her if she had any weapons. In response she showed them her Bible and began to read, “Blessed are the poor in spirit ….” 

                      Leah Perrault: It’s a beautiful day in our neighbourhood

                      Beauty surprised me last week when I walked out to the car with a small hand in mine: “Mommy, the road is sparkling!”