John Ecker: Fear stalks the world of long-term care

I received the call about the COVID-19 outbreak at my father’s long-term care home during dinner.  A staff member had tested positive.

    Peter Stockland: Church voice belongs in recovery strategy

    We need not sit sipping Lysol lemonade and Clorox cocktails in the left field bleachers with Donald Trump to insist that recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is too important to be left exclusively to politicians and health care technocrats.

      Cathy Majtenyi: Sad record in helping seniors is exposed

      It’s a pandemic within a pandemic — and a damning indictment of how we’ve been failing to care for our most vulnerable. People living in seniors’ homes across Canada are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19.

        Ian Hunter: Quarantine does have an agreeable side

        Who knows how long this will last? Certainly not I. Although there are times I think I know as much about this never-before-seen virus as those white-coated “experts” who hold forth incessantly before the camera’s ravening eye. 

          Editorial: Virtual dangers

          It’s not every day the Pope is thankful to be “scolded” by one of his bishops but, of course, these are not ordinary days.

            John Milloy: Catholics called to action

            When will things go back to the way they used to be? Catholics should hope never. 

              Fr. Raymond de Souza: Fr. de Valk was a model for priest journalists

              Fr. Alphonse de Valk, a stalwart of the pro-life movement, touched many lives in different spheres, especially in education, the particular charism of the Basilian Fathers. I will remember him as a fellow priest journalist.

                Francis Campbell: We have the time … let’s use it well

                I can’t find time for that.

                COVID-19 has laid bare many of the popular excuses we use to appease ourselves for skipping the things we know we ought to be doing.

                  Glen Argan: The last thing we want is return to ‘normal’

                  The question on many minds is, “When will life return to normal?” That implies another question: What is normal?

                    Readers Speak Out: April 26, 2020

                    Devil’s virus

                    One of The Catholic Register’s youth writers suggested another name for the virus beast. But how about Devil’s Virus for one or, even better, Psalm19 for another.

                    Editorial: A worthy idea

                    Among the lessons driven home by the COVID-19 crisis is that people and societies are morally bound to care for one another. This care is accomplished in many ways but one gaining wide attention, including encouragement from Pope Francis, is the potential merit of paying everyone a state-guaranteed income.