Comment: There is light behind shadows of grief

Visiting a cousin, Joe, who lives far away, my family and I received a tour of his most unusual home. 

Andy Warhol’s world: Confusing... and Catholic

When I converted to Catholicism in 1984, my decision was at least partially influenced by the testimony and example of people I admired who happened to be Catholic — particularly writers as diverse as John Henry Newman, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, Evelyn Waugh, Ronald Knox, Flannery O’Connor and Dorothy Day. 

Research can never break my canine bond

Among the many compelling narratives coming out of recent hurricane disasters were stories about displaced residents saving their pets — and rescuing those of complete strangers — amidst treacherous flooding.

Publisher of Catholic apologetics had zeal for open-air evangelism

Born in Australia in 1897, Frank Sheed’s father was a Scottish Presbyterian, his mother an Irish Catholic. Fortunately for the Church, and for English literature, his mother won out and, at 16, Frank declared himself Catholic and never looked back.

Publisher of Catholic apologetics had zeal for open-air evangelism

Born in Australia in 1897, Frank Sheed’s father was a Scottish Presbyterian, his mother an Irish Catholic. Fortunately for the Church, and for English literature, his mother won out and, at 16, Frank declared himself Catholic and never looked back.

Reformation turns 500: More bridges to build across the great divide

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation is a benchmark accomplishment which should make all Canadians proud.

Comment: Learning to listen is key to building bridges

A shooting at a Boston area abortion clinic brought six women together for a talk. Three were pro-life movement leaders and three were high-profile pro-choice activists.

Comment: Francis opens the door to ‘cafeteria’ Catholics

To call someone “more Catholic than the Pope” used to be a joking reference to conservative Catholics, but these days there truly are some people who think they are more Catholic than Pope Francis.

Comment: Our environmental abuse puts us on a road to ruin

The August and September hurricanes of Harvey, Irma and Jose drowned out two fleeting news items that should keep us awake at night with anguish about how we’re treating our planet.

Comment: Take nothing for granted, give thanks for all things

We’re all guilty to some degree, aren’t we? I mean, guilty of taking things for granted.

Comment: Writings of St. Augustine can lead us to City of God

One of the sweetest attractions of off-the-grid summertime breaks is the opportunity to push out the parameters of your usual reading routines. This summer I decided it was time to finally immerse myself in the writings of St. Augustine (354-430 AD) and read the two works for which he is best known, Confessions and The City of God.