Glen Argan: We all share in fate of Indigenous women

In our liturgy, Catholics confess that we have “greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do.” Sin takes more than one form, and often what we fail to do makes as much space for evil to grow as do our overtly sinful actions.

Bob Brehl: Arts degree a good investment in future

As proud parents, we basked at the Queen’s University convocation ceremony earlier this month where our son received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History.

Francis Campbell: Champions of freedom embody Christian values

Canadians ought to reflect on the summer of 75 years ago with an equal measure of pride and sadness.

God's Word on Sunday: God is beyond all our descriptive words

Trinity Sunday, June 16 (Year C) Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

God cannot be contained within any word, concept, image or symbol. 

A spiritual shelter from life’s storms

One of the great joys of the Church on the Street has been the memory of a spiritual group that used to meet at a women’s shelter. 

Reconciliation journey opens new doors

If Canada wants reconciliation with its Indigenous citizens, Canada has to change. If the Church wants reconciliation with the Indigenous people it has harmed, the Church has to become more deeply, more truly, more fully what it is.

Pentecost makes inspiring call to stewardship

Do you remember how your parish prepared to celebrate the Easter Vigil? 

Ontario’s budget takes cruel twist

Critics are dubbing it “the nastiest cut.” The Ontario government’s planned termination of the Transition Child Benefit is a cruel measure that strikes at the soft underbelly of society: an estimated 16,000 children each month in low-income families who have nowhere else to turn.

Readers Speak Out: June 9, 2019

Change the world

Re: Climate change stirs students into action (May 19):

It is very uncomfortable to be cynical about student sincerity, but making long weekends out of “Fridays for Future” does invite it. How about “Walking for the World,” where all students, staff and teachers that possibly can, walk or bicycle to school. This would cut down drastically pollution, traffic congestion and accidents while improving health and fitness all the while showing positive commitment and sincerity to their cause. 

Editorial: Failing grades

It turns out that recent measures in Canada and abroad to protect minors, punish abuser priests and discipline bishops who cover up these crimes are one of the Church’s best-kept secrets.

Raymond de Souza: Biblical sense of time lost on Church calendar

Ascension Thursday. Forty days after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, as it says right there in Acts 1:3, the first reading for Mass on that solemn feast.