Francis Campbell: Togetherness of Mass a necessity of our faith

The doors to our Catholic church swung open again on Sunday morning, weeks after in-person Masses were shut down for the second extended period of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • By Francis Campbell

    Francis Campbell: Retirement arrives in a bizarre time

    Archbishop Anthony Mancini could hardly have envisioned a more atypical adieu to his service with the Halifax-Yarmouth archdiocese.

    • By Francis Campbell

      Harry McAvoy: Reaching out with prayers and a phone

      It is late, dark and cold outside. Neve, our 97-pound dog, is standing in the middle of the road in front of our house. I think, silly dog, but just as quickly it occurs to me I am standing right beside her. As Neve and I look down Vincent Street I admire the Christmas lights which make our neighbourhood sparkle.

        Harry McAvoy: Music always strikes the right notes in life

        On a recent Saturday morning I revisited simpler times. After returning home from morning Mass the Bride and I were welcomed at our front door by Rose Anne, our eldest, and her two boys Jack and Beckett. Rose Anne had dropped by for a visit and had managed to rouse her sisters, Clare, Emma and Hope, from their beds. 

          Francis Campbell: The search for middle ground in lobster war

          Is there no middle ground to be found?

          • By Catholic Register Special

            Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Saints are models of faithful discipleship

            Who is your favourite saint? Do you know something about the life of the saint? 

              Sr. Helena Burns: Don’t fall into the traps of this age of rage

              If the 20th century was the “age of anxiety” (W.H. Auden), the 21st century is shaping up to be the “age of rage.”

              • By Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

                Cathy Majtenyi: Fratelli Tutti sounds alarm on dignity

                The timing of the photo op couldn’t have been better. A defiant, COVID- sick Donald Trump popping out of hospital to wave to his supporters from a vehicle, putting the driver and security detail in extreme danger, illustrated so perfectly one of Pope Francis’s key concepts in his latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti , On Fraternity and Social Friendship.

                • By Cathy Majtenyi

                  John Milloy: This is no time to sidestep Quebec law

                  They often say that one of the difficulties of discussing racism and prejudice in Canada is our reputation for being “nice.” Our supposed “niceness” acts as a veneer that covers up serious underlying issues.

                    Francis Campbell: A spirit of hope in Church’s new reality

                    The times they are a-changin’.

                    Writing in 1962 about anticipated dramatic changes to family, racial, social, political and sexual dynamics, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan warned the old guard that their existing road was rapidly aging and they’d better get out of the way if they couldn’t lend a hand to those driving world change.

                    • By Francis Campbell

                      Sr. Helena Burns: You can’t have it all … and that’s OK

                      Ladies, you’re being lied to. You can’t have it all. (And while we’re at it, all what?) No one can or does “have it all.”

                      • By Sr. Helena Burns, FSP