Gerry Turcotte: There’s a light ahead in our Lenten journey

During Ash Wednesday Mass on the St. Mary’s University campus, professor of psychology, Fr. Peter Doherty, offered an inspiring homily. He spoke of the importance of the Lenten journey and the need for us to reach out and to support others, as well as the need to reflect on the importance of the “journey” of Lent — emphasizing that Lent isn’t a time period, but a process leading to discovery.

Johanne Brownrigg: Who has the courage to follow Jody Wilson-Raybould's path?

Catholics have been reminded repeatedly they must separate Church and State. In government, medicine, law, public policy or discourse, we are expected to leave Him who shapes our life and our conscience at home. 

Angela Saldanha: What happened to Sabbath day?

My daughter, skyping from her home in Switzerland, remarked how quiet it was.  Very little traffic about, she said — all shops shut.

Mary Durran: Haiti’s youth driving frantic push for change

Since Feb. 7, women’s leader Louisiane Nazaire has hardly dared to leave her home in the city of Jérémie in southwestern Haiti. 

Francis Campbell: Church, newspapers look to turn the tide

It sometimes seems that you are playing for the losing team.

Luke Stocking: One million rosaries have a story to tell

The cross I wear around my neck each day is a relatively large wooden one made by young people living in the poorest and most dangerous areas of Colombia. It is one of hundreds of thousands that they made as part of a project supported by Development and Peace. The crosses were given as a special gift from St. John Paul II at the World Youth Day papal Mass in Toronto on July 28, 2002. 

Luke Stocking: There’s no need to fear UN migration compact

I was troubled to hear my Ottawa colleague describe what she saw Dec. 8 on Parliament Hill. 

Francis Campbell: Invitation from Jesus open all year round

Christmas packages come in all sorts, shapes and sizes.

Angela Saldanha: Beggar’s bread starts bountiful life

“The poor you will always have with you.” Prophetic words of Jesus 2,000 years ago. 

Francis Campbell: Halifax-Yarmouth diocese going back to its missionary roots

It’s difficult to equate dynamic evangelization with the reality of shrinking numbers of parishes, priests, parishioners and active churches. But evangelization is exactly what the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth hopes to achieve through a strategy called New Parishes: Stronger Together.