Bishops’ actions a blow to reconciliation efforts

When we arrived here, we took their land. Then we took their children. In 2018, we’re taking away the hope of sincere reconciliation.

Henry Dormer’s short life left long-lasting impression in London

London Ontario’s only candidate for sainthood, Henry Edward Dormer (1844-66) was a 21-year-old British Army ensign who only lived in London for a grand total of 220 days — the last seven months of his life — but left an indelible impression that still inspires his adopted townspeople a century and a half later. 

A gut feeling about the Good Samaritan

Everyone in the group knew the greatest commandment. Love God, love your neighbour. Simple to say. Hard to do. 

Figure of speech: Restored water tower is an oasis of healing

Thanks to generous donors, St. Mary’s University in Calgary was recently able to complete the restoration of our nearly 100-year-old water tower. Built by the Sisters of Providence in 1921, the tower has stood over the Midnapore site for nearly a century, its fortunes waxing and waning — mostly waning — over time. 

Letters are an escape for man serving life in prison

A year ago, The Catholic Register printed an article of mine about writing to condemned prisoners. 

The unique landscape of my youth fading fast

Passers-by hardly give it a glance. A Kingston place key to my past is about to vanish, forever.

Herman Goodden: Outspoken prof is Church’s ally

Canadian Catholics and Christians generally are not paranoid if they harbour suspicions that their governmental overlords are unsubtly trying to control their rights of free speech, religion and assembly. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus has some advice about social justice

Words are seldom minced from the pulpit of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. A couple Sundays past was no different as pastor Rhonda Britton and the congregation tackled the recurring issue of racial discrimination. 

Med student 'distressed' by assisted suicide decisions

I am a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Next year, my peers and I will embark on a series of rigorous and demanding clinical rotations, shortly after which we will decide which area of medicine we will pursue in our professional lives. Conversations about the future abound. 

Fr. Thomas Reese: Msgr. Vigano had to go

VATICAN – The ability of Church officials to be their own worst enemies has been on display the past two weeks as the Vatican has been rocked by the scandalous handling of a letter from Pope Benedict about a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis.

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Healthy eating is a taste of the good life

I don’t mean to be a downer, but an unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for chronic diseases in Canada. This has been the case for the past two decades, according to research cited in the medical journal Canadian Family Physician, the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.