Figure of speech: Restored water tower is an oasis of healing

Thanks to generous donors, St. Mary’s University in Calgary was recently able to complete the restoration of our nearly 100-year-old water tower. Built by the Sisters of Providence in 1921, the tower has stood over the Midnapore site for nearly a century, its fortunes waxing and waning — mostly waning — over time. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Bishops’ letter leaves question unanswered

Why won’t Pope Francis issue a formal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system? 

Glen Argan: Pope offers a practical guide to a holy life

Pope Francis has long held in esteem the late Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen van Thuan, the archbishop of Saigon who spent 13 years in a communist prison camp, including nine years in solitary confinement.

God's word on Sunday: Forgiveness is essence of Jesus’ mission

Third Sunday of Easter, April 15 (Year B) Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48

Charles Lewis: It’s a bumpy road to finding true peace

What is peace? What does it mean in the Christian sense? 

Letters are an escape for man serving life in prison

A year ago, The Catholic Register printed an article of mine about writing to condemned prisoners. 

Peter Stockland: Will Canada follow the Middle East's eviction of Christians?

Carl Hétu has watched the disappearance of Christians in the Middle East by the thousands. Lately, he’s begun to wonder if he’s seeing it begin in Canada, too.

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: My piano keeps my life in tune

There is a special type of panic that is reserved for watching your piano being maneuvered up three flights of stairs. 

God's word on Sunday: Loving one another builds path to God

Second Sunday of Easter, April 8 (Year B) Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31

Peter Stockland: It’s our turn to ride the wave of change

There is a deeply Catholic sense of hope in standing on history’s shore watching a major wave break while sensing another building, barely visible, on the horizon.

Bob Brehl: Coyote attack a sign of upside down world

Do you ever wonder if sometimes the world is upside down?