Sr. Helena Burns: Why we desperately need good fathers

The ever-deepening crisis of authentic fatherhood (doing the tough job of being a father/parent and not just a buddy) and fatherlessness in families today is taking a steep toll.

    Francis Campbell: There’s no avoiding the pain of victims

    The scourge of Catholic priests sexually abusing innocent children is never far from mind in Nova Scotia.

      Sr. Helena Burns: Marxism has nothing to do with Christianity

      I’m sure you’ve noticed that being enamoured of Marxism is, sadly, once again, in vogue among those who have never lived under its rapacious, anti-human, oppressive iron fist. The scary thing this time around is that a majority of these starry-eyed folks are young people who never even lived through the Cold War. (A few years ago I was on the campus of McMaster University and the bulletin boards were filled with black and red posters: “Join the Marxist Party!”) 

        Sr. Helena Burns: It’s time to cancel the ‘cancel culture’

        Whether or not you’ve heard the term “cancel culture,” you’ve undoubtedly been observing it just about everywhere, gaining more and more traction.

          Sr. Helena Burns: Hip-hop and history find a classy blend

          O, the irony! The historical figures lionized in the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton, are now having their statues torn down (or attempts to that effect) across the U.S.

            Francis Campbell: The wait continues for return to pews

            Another day, another clean slate for Nova Scotia in its coronavirus struggle. No additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, no new cases.

              Fr. James Mallon: Now is time to seize the moment

              “Even the priest and the prophet forage in a land they know not.” This is the New American Bible translation of Jeremiah 14:18, a line of Scripture that will be familiar to anyone in North America who prays the Liturgy of the Hours

                Harry McAvoy: Prayers are like ‘cash in the pocket’

                COVID-19 threw an interesting twist into a recent visit with the memory specialist. I was advised by e-mail my appointment would be conducted via video e-consult. I looked at the Bride and wondered, “What is e-consult?” The next morning we were staring into our laptop where the specialist appeared. 

                  Francis Campbell: Heartache and pity for Nova Scotians

                  April, according to T.S. Eliot, is the cruellest month.