Charles Lewis: Emergency brakes for slippery slope

I write a lot about euthanasia and associated issues. I will not dispute this nor will I apologize. What I think drives me is not only the abhorrence of such an evil practice but that there are ways to safeguard ourselves and our friends and family from this evil. However, to a large extent we are failing to do so. We need to wake up.

    Robert Kinghorn: Looking out for the holy innocents

    As I write this it is the feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28), the memorial day for children who endured the wrath of King Herod as he set out to ensure that the Light of the World would never be allowed to shine in the darkness of his kingdom. As it was 2,000 years ago, so it often is today. 

      Peter Stockland: Neighbourly advice on changing lives

      During a pre-Christmas trip to Toronto, New York Times columnist David Brooks offered a small vignette that can provide us with a new year’s resolution but, more, a spiritual shift for life.

        Gerry Turcotte: Some timely advice that’s never too early

        This new year my resolution was to be less punctual. Why? Because punctuality has always been both my obsession and my curse. 

          Charles Lewis: Make this a year to put words into action

          I am writing this column late in December, thinking of the annual ritual of making resolutions. I do not think in my life I ever followed through on a New Year’s resolution — but I have made resolutions at other times of the year that I have stuck to like glue. 

            Peter Stockland: Take a moment to live outside the moment

            Earlier this month, I was reading about the fathers of three modern Irish literary geniuses — Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce — when I came upon a fascinating fact about Wilde’s mother.

              Leah Perrault: God comes as He is to the world as we are

              I have been thinking a lot over the last couple of years about how God comes to us. In tragedy and grief, in deep joy and hope, in confusion and in waiting. In all these places, I am deeply convinced that He comes. Still, I often struggle to recognize Him.

                Bob Brehl: The social times have been a-changin’

                When told this issue of The Register would be dedicated to not only a year in review, but a decade in review, the idea immediately intrigued me.

                  Glen Argan: Hope is best weapon to help save planet

                  Greta Thunberg has been named by Time magazine as its person of the year because of the global attitudinal shift towards climate change the magazine says she has created.

                    Robert Kinghorn: A Christmas carol for our times

                    I’m sitting in the shadow of a Christmas tree weighed down with lights and finery, while a stuffed teddy bear with a beguiling smile sits patiently at the base watching me through button eyes. It could be one of countless Christmas trees anywhere in the world, but this one holds special meaning for myself and the young lady sitting next to me. 

                      Cathy Majtenyi: Christmas sets the tone for our faith journey

                      As Catholics, we all know Christ is the reason for the season. We try our best not to let the materialism of the moment eclipse the birth of Christ. Many of us manage to carve out time to attend midnight Mass and even participate in Advent prayers and events.