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.

Joe Gunn: Strategy to eradicate Canadian poverty needs an action plan

The world commemorated the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, but you could be forgiven for not noticing. 

Luke Stocking: Inspiring words offer a simple message

Live simply so that others may simply live. These words haunt me. These words inspire me. 

Jenny Cafiso: ‘Bridging borders’ worth the price for Hondurans

More than 7,000 Honduran migrants including children have crossed the Guatemalan and Mexican borders and are marching toward the United States. Some people, including the American president, are describing them as murderers, rapists, “very bad criminals.” Helicopters are hovering over them, while the border patrol and the military have been alerted. There are calls to close the border.