Charles Lewis: The power of Christ is found in weakness

Like many of you I have been addicted to the U.S. presidential election and the strange aftermath of accusations and recriminations about the vote count.

    Peter Stockland: What’s the rush on Bill C-7?

    A mad push appears to be on to get the federal government’s MAiD legislation out of committee and into the House of Commons for rapid passage.

    • By Peter Stockland

      Harry McAvoy: Music always strikes the right notes in life

      On a recent Saturday morning I revisited simpler times. After returning home from morning Mass the Bride and I were welcomed at our front door by Rose Anne, our eldest, and her two boys Jack and Beckett. Rose Anne had dropped by for a visit and had managed to rouse her sisters, Clare, Emma and Hope, from their beds. 

        Robert Kinghorn: Walking down the lane called hope

        There are some sounds you just don’t expect to hear downtown. Police and ambulance sirens intermingled with fights and screaming are commonplace, but as I passed a darkened lane, I heard the soothing sound of someone singing the 1929 chart topper, “Tiptoe through the tulips.”

        • By Robert Kinghorn

          Readers Speak Out: November 15, 2020

          Racism virus

          Regardless of what readers wish to believe (Sept. 27 letter to the editor), Canada houses untold examples of systemic racism. Now more than ever, partly due perhaps to the total disrespect for individuals of other races and beliefs as demonstrated by the present leadership to our south, violent acts of racism occur far too often in this country/province/city of ours. As Pope Francis states in Fratelli Tutti: “God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity.” 

          Editorial: Encounter the poor

          If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is the fragility of our lives.

            Cathy Majtenyi: We must open doors wide to strangers

            Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship delivered some great news in Parliament Oct. 30, a win-win for both the country and those coming to Canada to build a better life.

            • By Cathy Majtenyi

              Peter Stockland: Little holding power in state secularism

              The old saw says nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of being hanged in the morning. I can personally attest that having a child living in a country of double beheadings runs a very close second.

              • By Peter Stockland

                Glen Argan: Our strength lies in helping each other

                It’s been 42 years since I emigrated from Saskatchewan to Alberta, but I still have a place in my heart for the old country. Although I don’t have any stake in what happens there and can’t name the mayor of either Regina or Saskatoon, I did check in to see the Saskatchewan election results on Oct. 26.

                  Readers Speak Out: November 8, 2020

                  Serious decline

                  I read with some concern your article of Oct. 24, “Regis, St. Mike’s alliance in works.” When, during my tenure as President of the University of St. Michael’s College (2015-18), I found that similar discussions had been launched, I argued against the initiative. Our faculty of theology was losing money and students and was, in my view, struggling academically. To the extent that it had an identity, it was largely indistinguishable from the sad, secular drift of the Toronto School of Theology.