Leah Perrault: Taking time for rest in an overdrawn world

“Overdrawn,” I thought, as I drove out of the city. “I feel like my whole life is overdrawn.” 

Glen Argan: Carter’s legacy shows limits to political power

Jimmy Carter, the former U.S. president who turned 95 on Oct. 1, is one of the most decent, self-sacrificing human beings of the 20th (and 21st) century. 

Peter Stockland: Leave some energy for our faith issues

Somehow in the tsunami of humanity flooding Montreal’s downtown streets for last Friday’s “climate march,” I spotted an elegantly dressed woman wearing a small white lapel button protesting Quebec’s Bill 21.

Bob Brehl: ‘Nones’ of a different kind on the rise

Church attendance is waning and religious non-affiliation is waxing. That’s hardly news. Observe the empty pews.

Gerry Turcotte: Seeing is believing straight from the heart

For many of us of a certain age, “Who Are You?” by the Who is a seminal song, made popular again as the theme music to the TV show CSI

Cathy Majtenyi: There is nothing ‘safe’ about supply of drugs

It’s been called a “national health crisis” and a “public emergency.” It’s a major issue in next month’s federal election.

Charles Lewis: Faith has its place in federal election

In this federal election, part of me feels like a bystander. If you are like me, an orthodox Christian, someone whose faith is not confined to Sundays, you may feel the same.

Glen Argan: Meditation ‘brings us back home’

Early in his book, Biography of Silence, Pablo d’Ors notes some of the many experiences he cultivated in his life as a young adult — travelling, reading voraciously and having numerous romances. “Like many of my contemporaries, I was convinced that the more experiences I had and the more intense and stunning they were, the sooner and better I would become a complete person.”

Peter Stockland: Climate changing around ‘R-word’

At Montreal’s Concordia University, where I study the wonders of Ireland north and south for several hours each week, a large sign asks students how they feel about climate change.

Robert Kinghorn: A final wish for Betty, a dear friend

There is a truth about great journalists that long after their columns have faded into the ghosts of time, their words still come back to haunt or to comfort. 

Fr. Raymond de Souza: A treasured teacher puts Dante in focus

In a few weeks, his many admirers will celebrate the 30th priestly anniversary of Fr. Paul Pearson of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto.