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Herman Goodden: Making the most of ‘spiritual weapon’

A mere 35 years after my Catholic conversion, I suppose I should be a little embarrassed that it is only now that I am finally getting the hang of the rosary and finding it a very powerful devotional instrument in the way that it commands and directs and focuses my prayer. What took me so long? 

Herman Goodden: No signs of defeat on path of resistance

Though my legs and lower vertebrae sympathetically throbbed at the prospect of spending another 16 out of 24 sleep-deprived hours sandwiched into a chartered bus barreling back and forth between London and Ottawa for the National March for Life, I thought it was important to support the largest annual protest in our nation’s capital each year. 

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.

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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.