Francis Campbell

Francis Campbell

Francis Campbell is an editor at the Chronicle Herald newspaper in Halifax, N.S.
HALIFAX – More than 465 years after his death, St. Francis Xavier’s missionary work has brought him to Canada.
The inverted spelling that links the words God and dog seems an unlikely coincidence.
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage was in a reflective and reminiscent mood during a recent state-of-the-municipality address.
HALIFAX, N.S. – The tall, grey and weathered headstone in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery is carved with 11 names, all from the same family and with the simple statement at the bottom: “They died Dec. 6, 1917 at 66 Veith St.”
The Catholic Church in Nova Scotia has recently been exposed to unfriendly fire.

Making something out of nothing. When somebody pulls that off, it tends to evoke wonder and admiration.

A stately old Nova Scotia landmark was home to its fair share of contemporary drama over the past couple of weeks. The landmark is Province House in downtown Halifax, the place where the Nova Scotia legislature has met since 1819. The three-storey Province House edifice is the longest serving legislative building in Canada.

There’s a lot of talk these days about building walls.

Another year over, a new one just begun. For 55 newsroom employees at the Halifax-based Chronicle Herald, almost the entire year was spent on the picket line. A year is a long time to be on strike.

Last Holy Thursday I was asked to join other volunteers to have a foot washed by our parish priest during Mass as part of the symbolic re-enactment of the great lesson of serving others that Jesus shared with His disciples.

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