Charles Lewis: It was time to break free from my Facebook habit

On Ash Wednesday I gave up Facebook. I wanted to give up something that had been part of my daily life for years and that I thought I would miss once cut off.

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Healthy eating is a taste of the good life

I don’t mean to be a downer, but an unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for chronic diseases in Canada. This has been the case for the past two decades, according to research cited in the medical journal Canadian Family Physician, the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

God's word on Sunday: Covenant with God is always evolving

Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 18 (Year B) Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33

Peter Stockland: There is nothing silly about this bunny tale

Something’s topsy-turvy when a Canadian Christian couple must go to court to clear their names because they refused to lie on the State’s orders.

Editorial: Hare-brained rule

It is a frightening world when those with power assume they can dictate to those without how they must think and what they must say.

Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

WASHINGTON – What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate.

Luke Stocking: The 0.7 per cent aid solution requires massive push

The question in Section 5 of the form stares at me from my computer: “Estimated Attendance?” I am filling out the Nathan Phillips Square Special Event Application form provided by the City of Toronto. On April 25, we plan to gather as young Catholics to raise our voices for a more generous Canada.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Catholic politicians fail to walk the walk

In January, I had the great blessing of preaching at the Holy Mass for the relic of St. Francis Xavier in the parish in Mississauga named after him. There was an immense congregation, and in the very first pews were various political figures from the federal Parliament, provincial legislature and city hall.

Glen Argan: Pursuit of the common good is the best path

Perhaps the notion of the common good will soon have its day in the sun.

Weigel adds personal touch to life of Pope John Paul II

In Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II, Baltimore-born papal biographer George Weigel reflects in a highly personal way on the 15 years he devoted to chronicling the life and times and impact of John Paul II in Witness to Hope (1999) and The End and the Beginning (2010). It is a story that emphasizes repeatedly and powerfully the idea of providence.