Historical inaccuracy

Carol Glatz’s article “Jesuit letter revealing Nazi atrocities discovered” in the Sept. 24  Catholic Register contains inaccurate, not to mention hurtful connotations.

Editorial: ‘Let him hear’

October will be a listening time for Catholics worldwide as the Synod on Synodality rolls on in Rome.

A good week in Catholic journalism

The last week of September felt like a time to be remembered for Catholic journalism in Canada.

Verbatim: Pope Francis' homily ahead of the Synod on Synodality

Pope Francis’ homily delivered in St. Peter’s Square ahead of the Oct. 4 opening of the Synod on Synodality.

  • October 5, 2023

Surprised by joy and rising in humility

What does it mean to be holy? To grow in holiness is to persevere in the life in Christ, to live out our baptism every day. The end goal of the life in Christ is to become a saint, to be divinized, to become like God. In sum, it is to achieve what we Byzantines call theosis: participation in the life of the Most Holy Trinity. This means that we must die to self each day and join ourselves ever more fully to Christ; we must strive to be Christ-like. St. John the Baptist summed this up when he declared, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). This process of decreasing requires repeated acts of the will: to pray daily, to confess regularly, to receive Holy Communion at least weekly, to undertake corporate and spiritual works of mercy, to be disciplined in our lives and to earnestly desire these things.

Pro-life shunned

I am tired of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops keeping the Canadian pro-life movement at arms-length for the last 50 years. Canadian bishops haven’t stood for anything since Vatican II so why would they start now? They obviously don’t want to rock the government’s boat for fear of the financial reprisals of losing money or not getting a bailout with the government’s carbon tax incentives. 

Editorial: The great harm ‘no-harm’ brings

After last week’s Canada-wide street protests pitting parental rights advocates against transgender champions, context can be illuminating. Light can be shed, for example, by recalling the way activists and strategists for the gay rights movement employed a brilliantly effective two-tiered tactical approach to gain victory in the pursuit of same-sex marriage a quarter century ago.

Verbatim: Statement by Joseph Hazboun marking the International Day of Peace

Statement by Joseph Hazboun, regional director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in Jerusalem, marking the International Day of Peace and the National Day of Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land.

  • September 28, 2023