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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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“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’

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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

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