Peter Stockland: Serving up a hearty helping of faith

In his recent letter to Register readers, Publisher-Editor Jim O’Leary reminded us all that “the need has seldom been greater for us to unite spiritually as communities of faith.”

    Fr. Raymond de Souza: Our service continues

    What are priests to do in a pandemic? Much fewer things than they would ordinarily do. But the one thing they must do is to keep doing the one thing which only they can do. They cannot abandon the sacraments.

      Readers Speak Out: April 5, 2020

      The big picture

      Re: Trump attack (Letters to Editor, March 15):

      In response to Deacon Jurenas’ praise of Donald Trump I would like to say that Trump observes the First Commandment very well in public, but in private he wants to be worshipped and he worships money. 

      Editorial: Open for business

      The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing society to take a hard look at what is essential and what is optional or even superfluous in our daily lives. In some respects, this material downsizing is a secular version of the spiritual exercise Catholics embrace every year at Lent.

        Charles Lewis: Finding fellowship in uncertainty

        We all feel the uncertainty in the air; we all hear that low-grade anxiety buzzing in the background.

          Glen Argan: This is a time to strengthen the foundation

          With widespread orders from bishops across North America and Europe to cancel public Masses including the Sunday Eucharist, some naysayers were bound to arise.

            Bob Brehl: Finding inspiration in times of anxiety

            Millions are now home, sheltered in place, self-quarantined, working remotely, home-schooling, keeping panic at bay but feeling anxiety rise.

              Canada's bishops on COVID-19: March 29, 2020

              In place of The Catholic Register’s editorial and letters from readers, this week we are turning over this page to reprint abridged versions from a sampling of messages from Canadian bishops to the people of their dioceses as they address the COVID-19 crisis.

              Francis Campbell: There is much to learn from social distancing

              A Saturday afternoon walk seemed a healthy idea during the social distancing edicts foisted on citizens everywhere to fend off COVID-19 risks.

                Leah Perrault: Staying the course, whether frozen or not

                Staying the course is an ironic metaphor for an asthmatic whose longest race ever was 3,000 metres.

                  Luke Stocking: In the face of our fears we need signs of peace

                  I had a coronavirus earlier this year.

                  Not THAT coronavirus. It was just a common cold, which is one of the many types of coronaviruses out there.