True progress ends in union with God

The supreme virtue of our secular culture is progressivism. To be a progressive is to be enlightened, tolerant and woke. It is to be on the right side of what are determined by secular elites to be the most important issues of our times. 

Verbatim: Dr. John Maher addressing Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on MAiD

Dr. John Maher, president of the Ontario Association for Assertive Community Treatment and Flexible Assertive Community Treatment, addressing Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying.

  • January 19, 2023

Disputing theory, crashing into reality

The institutionalization of radically anti-scientific notions of sex and gender has been creeping into our world — and my life — at an astonishing pace for years. I’ve simply never gotten used to it. 

Heavenly resolutions grant great relations

There’s a fascinating trend that occurs in the first month of the year. Gyms typically see a 12-per-cent increase in new memberships at the beginning of January. By the close of the month, four per cent of these new members will have quit the gym, 14 per cent leave by the end of February, and 50 per cent are gone by June, according to the Global Health & Fitness Association.

A saint who cuts the vinegar out of journalism

Although St. Francis de Sales is counted among the great saints, the first I heard of him was in his role as patron saint of writers, journalists and the Catholic press. I remained with that meagre knowledge for years until I encountered then-Bishop Thomas Collins who was and is a great fan of St. Francis.

The three funerals of Pope Benedict XVI

“Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality — our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.” 

Readers Speak Out: January 15, 2023

Hope springs

I wonder if there will be an editorial entitled “Hope for 2023?” 

Editorial: Hope for 2023

Our paramount hope and prayer for 2023 is that the federal government’s pause in its rush to push medically assisted homicide brings sincere recognition of its folly on life issues generally.

Guess who was gunning back to Saskatoon?

Where can you find fervent, engaged Catholic youth these days? Why, in Saskatoon, of course! 

Readers Speak Out: January 8, 2023

Losing Lewis

I found myself muttering “too bad” when Charles Lewis noted he is retiring from The Catholic Register. 

Editorial: Holiness, humanity

Among the resonances that will expand across time from Benedict XVI’s intellect, character, holiness and humanity is the harmonious clarity he sustained between certainty and charity.