Peter Stockland: A shadow of hope emerges in crisis

On the doorstep of what would become the COVID-19 crisis of spring 2020, a wise woman I encountered called me out on the distinction between hope and expectation.

    Leah Perrault: Real love creates space to grow and discover

    Space is not a word I associated with love for most of my life. I grew up longing for the freedom of stretching further away from the intimacy of my family and small Saskatchewan town. I sat in the farmhouse window sill in my bedroom, staring up at the expansive, prairie sky of stars, full of wonder at all the space in the universe for all of us.

      Charles Lewis: It’s time to really share our blessings

      There is not a lot to commend living in a quarantined world.

        Readers Speak Out: May 17, 2020

        Domestic church

        I believe the present focus on streaming Masses is the wrong way to go.

        Editorial: An ethical solution

        Medical experts worldwide are racing to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, these efforts should be encouraged and well funded because normal life won’t return until an effective vaccine is developed and distributed around the world.

          Gerry Turcotte: This is a fight for our shared humanity

          I had promised myself that I wouldn’t write a COVID-19 column.

            Robert Kinghorn: A journey down soft side of street

            Often, we do not see the softer side of people’s nature as they put up a facade of toughness and independence. This is especially true on the streets where the law of the street is, “Don’t show weakness, don’t show compassion.”

              Angela Saldanha: On wings and a prayer, birds delight the soul

              Thomas Merton said that trees give glory to God just by being trees. I imagine the same holds true for birds.

                Glen Argan: Pandemic our signal to take action

                One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as governments across Canada announced the lifting of some restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

                  Bob Brehl: Anniversary a lesson in Canada’s resolve

                  May 8 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, V-E Day.

                    Readers Speak Out: May 10, 2020

                    Profound impact

                    I spent Grade 9 to 12 attending a small Anglican school in Toronto. Probably like many  young people forced to attend church, I graduated with a disdain for organized religion.