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. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus was definitely there through Becky’s journey

Gone prematurely, remembered always.

Rebecca Maureen (Becky) Beaton passed away early one mid-May morning after a gutsy 30-month battle with cancer. Becky was just 36 and I was proud to call her my niece for that seemingly brief period of time.

The question remains: To whom shall you go?

A time to search and a time to give up. 

Bishops’ actions a blow to reconciliation efforts

When we arrived here, we took their land. Then we took their children. In 2018, we’re taking away the hope of sincere reconciliation.

Henry Dormer’s short life left long-lasting impression in London

London Ontario’s only candidate for sainthood, Henry Edward Dormer (1844-66) was a 21-year-old British Army ensign who only lived in London for a grand total of 220 days — the last seven months of his life — but left an indelible impression that still inspires his adopted townspeople a century and a half later. 

A gut feeling about the Good Samaritan

Everyone in the group knew the greatest commandment. Love God, love your neighbour. Simple to say. Hard to do. 

Gerry Turcotte: 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. 

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. 

The unique landscape of my youth fading fast

Passers-by hardly give it a glance. A Kingston place key to my past is about to vanish, forever.

Herman Goodden: Outspoken prof is Church’s ally

Canadian Catholics and Christians generally are not paranoid if they harbour suspicions that their governmental overlords are unsubtly trying to control their rights of free speech, religion and assembly. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus has some advice about social justice

Words are seldom minced from the pulpit of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. A couple Sundays past was no different as pastor Rhonda Britton and the congregation tackled the recurring issue of racial discrimination.