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.

          Angela Saldanha: On wings and a prayer, birds delight the soul

          Thomas Merton said that trees give glory to God just by being trees. I imagine the same holds true for birds.

            John Ecker: Fear stalks the world of long-term care

            I received the call about the COVID-19 outbreak at my father’s long-term care home during dinner.  A staff member had tested positive.

              Ian Hunter: Quarantine does have an agreeable side

              Who knows how long this will last? Certainly not I. Although there are times I think I know as much about this never-before-seen virus as those white-coated “experts” who hold forth incessantly before the camera’s ravening eye. 

                John Milloy: Catholics called to action

                When will things go back to the way they used to be? Catholics should hope never. 

                  Francis Campbell: We have the time … let’s use it well

                  I can’t find time for that.

                  COVID-19 has laid bare many of the popular excuses we use to appease ourselves for skipping the things we know we ought to be doing.

                    Francis Campbell: There is much to learn from social distancing

                    A Saturday afternoon walk seemed a healthy idea during the social distancing edicts foisted on citizens everywhere to fend off COVID-19 risks.

                      Gerry Turcotte: The Wiki and wacky world of St. Isidore

                      As I was driving to work this week, I saw a sign outside a neighbourhood church. It read: “Prayer is the original wireless form of communication.”