God's word on Sunday: We can foster growth of God’s kingdom

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 17 (Year B) Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34


Glen Argan: Reconciliation by traditional dance

Words are rarely enough. Actions speak louder than words. When we want to restore a broken relationship, a simple “I’m sorry” or even a long, detailed apology may not suffice. More is required. 

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: At the core of Tolkien is a dedication to faith

It’s big news for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien that Amazon has made a billion-dollar commitment to bring to television a five-season series based on the epic Lord of the Rings fantasy saga.

Luke Stocking: Church must start piping up on pipelines

For the sake of the planet, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the future, the Catholic Church in Canada spoke out against the pipeline. 

God's word on Sunday: Healing starts with leaving fear behind

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 10 (Year B) Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

Peter Stockland: Irish turn their backs on faith and history

If tradition is the democracy of the dead, as G.K. Chesterton famously said, surely abortion has become a tyranny of the living over life past and future.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Humanae Vitae’s vision still as relevant as ever

Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the 1968 encyclical of Blessed Paul VI which  reaffirmed the immorality of contraception at a time when many in the Church and the world expected a change.

Charles Lewis: Shadows of another time continue to haunt us

When I was a child I watched a movie called Village of the Damned. It was creepy and scary.

Questioning Faith: Discovering our moments of re-creation

Driving with a young friend, I was not surprised that she had the car window completely down and her face turned towards the breeze on one of these finally-gentle days of spring.  I enjoyed her enjoyment of the sweet fresh air sweeping in. 

God's word on Sunday: Ancient world offers lesson in covenants

Body and Blood of Christ, June 3 (Year B) Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


Glen Argan: It will take more than 10 years to end homelessness in Canada

Since 2009, Edmonton, along with 12 other Canadian cities, has been implementing a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Unlike other “plans,” this one does not merely set a target and hope it comes true; solid work is being done to provide housing and prevent future homelessness.