Leisurely work-day walks provide a welcome respite from renewed restrictions brought on by the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Francis Campbell: Halifax diocese writes its own Nativity narrative

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It’s coming on Christmas and the Halifax-Yarmouth archdiocese is writing its own inspirational story of Bethlehem.

Harry McAvoy: Meet me in Cincinnati…

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It would be a long journey, which I suspected would end badly. The American border had been closed for almost two years due to the pandemic, when the Bride decided she was going home to visit her mother.

Francis Campbell: Rising to the challenge of giving until it hurts

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Give until it hurts. That famous phrase was uttered by Mother Teresa of Calcutta at a national prayer breakfast in Washington 50 years ago.

Francis Campbell: Forget possessions, all we need is God

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Plunking down in a pew for Sunday Mass on Thanksgiving weekend brought a good deal of satisfaction and relief.

Harry McAvoy: Graveside visit a time of joy amid the tears

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On a recent afternoon, the Bride and I met with my sister, Carol Anne, and our youngest daughter, Hope, at Holy Cross Cemetery, just north of Toronto. We had gathered to remember the second anniversary of the death of my mother, Anne McAvoy.

Francis Campbell: Pandemic recovery of biblical proportions?

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Then, miraculously, everything returned to normal. Or so it would seem.

Francis Campbell: The sickening legacy of residential schools

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We ought to be feeling pretty good about ourselves.

Sarah Twomey: Educators play key role in reconciliation

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I am a fifth-generation Irish descendent from Southern Ontario, and a third-generation teacher.

Francis Campbell: Setting course on road back to normal

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A glimmer of light is now visible at the end of our 15-month-long tunnel of unnatural existence.

Francis Campbell: The doctor is giving good advice. Let’s take it

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In our corner of the country, we fancy ourselves as extremely welcoming and hospitable folk.