Bishop Robert Barron: Let’s tell the truth about violence

There were more Christian martyrs in the 20th century than in all of the previous 19 centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred-year period.

    Carl Hétu: Fear can be overcome

    At Mass a few weeks ago, I heard an unusual noise coming from the entrance of the church. Without thinking, I turned and found myself fearing the worst. An attack? After Mass I asked others if they felt the same way and, to my surprise, some did. 

      Francis Campbell: If it’s false or fake don’t call it news

      Fake news. The term is bandied about almost daily and has quickly grown tired and annoying.

        Luke Stocking: Radical times call for a radical family

        “Too bad the global climate strike happened while you guys were on March break,” I teased my son.

          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.