Glen Argan: Finding an ongoing encounter with Christ

The rich man who came to Jesus looking for the meaning of life had kept all the commandments. Still, an emptiness remained. “What do I still lack?” he asked Jesus (Matthew 19:20).

Reader's Speak Out: Novemeber 11, 2018

Ask McCarrick

Re: Vigano stands by his allegations (Oct. 28)

This article provides facts that prove how Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s response actually proves the Viganò letter’s veracity.  

Peter Stockland: The power of hearts makes a better world

In a fine interview following the recent synagogue killings in Pittsburgh, Ottawa’s Rabbi Reuven Bulka offered wisdom that went far beyond the specific act of terrible bloodshed. 

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Moms don’t kid around with Macron’s musings

During a recent speech, French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement that hit a nerve with moms around the world. 

Editorial: Will we ever learn?

A hundred years on, the numbers remain chilling — more than 15 million dead, including 61,000 Canadians.

Readers Speak Out: November 4, 2018

 Gruesome attack

As a Muslim, I categorically condemn the gruesome act of violence perpetrated at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, taking away the lives of 11 innocent worshipers. 

Jenny Cafiso: ‘Bridging borders’ worth the price for Hondurans

More than 7,000 Honduran migrants including children have crossed the Guatemalan and Mexican borders and are marching toward the United States. Some people, including the American president, are describing them as murderers, rapists, “very bad criminals.” Helicopters are hovering over them, while the border patrol and the military have been alerted. There are calls to close the border.

Church on the Street: Friends stand by with help and prayers

“I’m going down east to try to be reconciled with my father.” 

Figure of Speech: Selfies and looking beyond the lens

Recently I Googled the term “selfie” and determined quickly that no further research into the matter was needed. What I found were endless varieties of scantily clad self-representations, with very little analysis about why anyone would transmit these images about themselves, or what the images were meant to suggest other than an easily accessible sexuality occurring in epidemic proportions (79 million images on Instagram alone that fall into this category). 

Editorial: Listen to cries

As a caravan of some 7,000 weary migrants trudged across the poorest region of Mexico, heading for the U.S. border, they found sympathy and received donations of food, water and clothing from ordinary Mexicans who themselves had little. 

Charles Lewis: Frustrations with euthanasia

On rare occasions I get clear signals of what needs to be done in my life. When it comes, it arrives through people I respect. Each gives me the answer I need but I did not know I needed till I heard it.