Peter Stockland: Community suffers with church closures

The Holy Week chaos that hit Ontario churches when the Ford government slammed on its COVID “emergency brake” hours before Good Friday is part of the chain reaction of frustration faithful Canadians are experiencing.

Cathy Majtenyi: Harry-Meghan interview offers themes for us all

It was the interview of the century. Almost a half-billion people worldwide tuned into Oprah Winfrey’s sitdown with Prince Harry and Meghan explaining why they quit “the Firm.”

Francis Campbell: Our denials are a daily struggle

Most of us muddle through life oblivious to the symphony of roosters crowing in the background. 

Readers Speak Out: April 11, 2021

(Editor’s note: The restrictions on worship have been felt across the country, perhaps most profoundly in British Columbia, where indoor services were banned  again just before Easter as COVID cases rose. Our first two letters dealing with the closures are reprinted from The B.C. Catholic)

Editorial: Freedom denied

The little hospice that refused to give in to the steamrolling politics of so-called “medical assistance in dying” is no more.

Sr. Helena Burns: True progress takes us closer to our goal

Progress is a myth. What?! Progress is non-existent? No, but “progress,” if it is to be embraced with enthusiasm, must truly be progress.

Robert Kinghorn: Tonight I met the Lord — and I denied Him

Despite the promise of spring in the air, the day had turned windy and blustery, cutting sharply through the heavy jacket I reserve for evenings such as these on the street.

Glen Argan: Easter conveys message of life and hope

On Easter Sunday, I will receive my first COVID vaccine. When I heard the date, it felt like an intrusion on the day of celebrating the resurrection of Our Lord. Upon reflecting about it for a while, I decided that receiving the vaccine was a fine way to mark the liturgical feast.

Readers Speak Out: April 4, 2021

Lives deprived

The government of Argentina — a country that has given us Pope Francis — recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. It has decided to break God’s fifth commandment — “Thou shalt not kill.” How shameful, disrespectful and irreverent.