Francis Campbell: We can no longer hide from some ugly truths

Groundhog Day is a 1993 movie featuring actor Bill Murray as a cynical television weatherman forced to live the same day over and over again.

Fr. Thomas Reese: Doubts about Viganò’s accusations aside, Pope Francis needs a better response

Religion News Service – It is hard to know what to think of the bombshell dropped by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who released a scalding letter on Sunday (Aug. 26) calling on Pope Francis to resign. Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador to the United States, claims in the letter that Pope Francis knew that recently resigned Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused seminarians when he was a bishop in New Jersey but nonetheless didn’t punish the cardinal.

Fr. Thomas Reese: Pennsylvania grand jury report is a new low for Catholic Church

Awful, disgusting, horrifying, sickening — one runs out of adjectives in describing the actions of abusive priests chronicled in the just-released Pennsylvania grand jury report.

Francis Campbell: Follow God’s direction at life’s crossroads

By the time this scribbling reaches publication online and in print, our long summer journey will be more than half completed.

Bishop Barron: Jurassic Park is no place to fool with Mother Nature

The original Jurassic Park film from 25 years ago rather inventively explored a theme that has been prominent in Western culture from the time of the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment — namely, the dangers of an aggressive and arrogant rationalism.

Luke Stocking: Church must start piping up on pipelines

For the sake of the planet, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the future, the Catholic Church in Canada spoke out against the pipeline. 

Francis Campbell: Jesus was definitely there through Becky’s journey

Gone prematurely, remembered always.

Rebecca Maureen (Becky) Beaton passed away early one mid-May morning after a gutsy 30-month battle with cancer. Becky was just 36 and I was proud to call her my niece for that seemingly brief period of time.

The question remains: To whom shall you go?

A time to search and a time to give up. 

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.