Glen Argan: Teachers need to live a Catholic lifestyle

Alberta’s Catholic school system is again under fire from the province’s education minister, David Eggen. The issue this time is the “Catholicity clause” in teachers’ contracts which require teachers to agree to live a Catholic lifestyle.

Luke Stocking: There’s no need to fear UN migration compact

I was troubled to hear my Ottawa colleague describe what she saw Dec. 8 on Parliament Hill. 

Readers Speak Out: December 30 – January 6, 2019

Blame the culture

I salute St. Michael’s College School for their deft handling of the sexual bullying scandal. The alacrity and transparency displayed should be used as a template by all Catholic institutions.

Editorial: A prayer for justice

One way to view world history could be through a lens of justice. In courts, on battlefields, in parliaments and in many other settings where humans interact, justice has been a constant pursuit — but remains elusive in so many ways.

Robert Brehl: Ringing in the New Year with optimism

It’s easy to look around and be pessimistic. Public and household debt levels are alarmingly high in Canada. The Church is roiling from one abuse scandal to another. So many parts of the world seem in chaos with rampant corruption, wars and terrorism.

Figure of Speech: This story of devotion hinges on hinges

At St. Mary’s University here in Calgary, we open all our meetings with a reflection. Sometimes it is the university prayer, but often it is a meditation on a relevant issue, meant to support, comfort and uplift. 

Charles Lewis: Baby, it’s getting way too cold for us

I often admonish my brother for labeling too many things he dislikes as “stupid.” That word should be reserved for that which goes beyond the merely foolish or inane to the really, really stupid.

Church on the Street: Searching for a home at Christmas

We all have a longing for a place to call “home.” For people who spend many aimless years living on the streets, “homelessness” is more than a condition of the body, it is a condition of the soul. 

Francis Campbell: Invitation from Jesus open all year round

Christmas packages come in all sorts, shapes and sizes.

Editorial: Christmas is eternal

No memories are so sweet as those which cluster round the Infant Saviour’s festive season.

Angela Saldanha: Beggar’s bread starts bountiful life

“The poor you will always have with you.” Prophetic words of Jesus 2,000 years ago.