Leah Perrault: I choose joy and vow to practise it recklessly

Joy is an Easter feeling and a virtue in my faith tradition. For reasons fairly obvious to me, it is not the leading line in any description anyone would ever write about me. 

Herman Goodden: No signs of defeat on path of resistance

Though my legs and lower vertebrae sympathetically throbbed at the prospect of spending another 16 out of 24 sleep-deprived hours sandwiched into a chartered bus barreling back and forth between London and Ottawa for the National March for Life, I thought it was important to support the largest annual protest in our nation’s capital each year. 

Bishop Robert Barron: Let’s tell the truth about violence

There were more Christian martyrs in the 20th century than in all of the previous 19 centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred-year period.

Cathy Majtenyi: Threatened species counting on us

Scientists warn that Earth is in the early stages of the “sixth mass extinction,” with a decrease of up to 60 per cent since the 1970s of the numbers of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish on the planet.

Carl Hétu: Fear can be overcome

At Mass a few weeks ago, I heard an unusual noise coming from the entrance of the church. Without thinking, I turned and found myself fearing the worst. An attack? After Mass I asked others if they felt the same way and, to my surprise, some did. 

Gerry Turcotte: Yes, a little tenderness can change the world

It is rare to laugh out loud when listening to a news item, but recently this is exactly what happened.

Leah Perrault: Healing starts with allowing God to heal

Healing was not the invitation I was expecting when I showed up at church several weeks ago. 

Francis Campbell: If it’s false or fake don’t call it news

Fake news. The term is bandied about almost daily and has quickly grown tired and annoying.

Cathy Majtenyi: Wilson-Raybould sets the right example

It was the bombshell conversation that sealed the fate of a string of federal government officials connecting right up to the office of the prime minister.

Luke Stocking: Radical times call for a radical family

“Too bad the global climate strike happened while you guys were on March break,” I teased my son.

Gerry Turcotte: There’s a light ahead in our Lenten journey

During Ash Wednesday Mass on the St. Mary’s University campus, professor of psychology, Fr. Peter Doherty, offered an inspiring homily. He spoke of the importance of the Lenten journey and the need for us to reach out and to support others, as well as the need to reflect on the importance of the “journey” of Lent — emphasizing that Lent isn’t a time period, but a process leading to discovery.