Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Re-thinking best spot for the bishop’s chair

Archbishop Michael Mulhall, our new chief shepherd in Kingston, was installed on the feast of Philip and James, May 3. It was a fittingly grand occasion, with much joy among the priests and the people at receiving our new archbishop.

Readers Speak Out: May 12, 2019

Unfortunate statement

Re: An architect’s quest for ‘transcendence’ (April 28):

Charles Lewis: Religion surveys don’t tell the whole story

To read statistical surveys of religion in Canada and the United States is to believe organized religion is imploding. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Threatened species counting on us

Scientists warn that Earth is in the early stages of the “sixth mass extinction,” with a decrease of up to 60 per cent since the 1970s of the numbers of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish on the planet.

Editorial: A saint for our times

Jean Vanier, Canadian writer, philosopher and humanitarian who died May 7, was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities and touched countless lives through his constant message of love.

Peter Stockland: Lives are cursed by culture of fear

Until five minutes before The Curse of La Llorona began, my wife and I were the only people in the darkened void of the theatre at our local Cineplex.

Glen Argan: Goalie’s story is a lesson for us all

For fans of the Edmonton Oilers, like myself, the Stanley Cup playoffs are a time of mourning. Our team has only made it to the playoffs once in the last 13 years. Well, we can cheer for another Canadian team, but this season all three which made the playoffs — Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs — lost their first-round series.

Bob Brehl: A good ol’ shootout at the NRA corral

A power struggle at the top of the U.S. National Rifle Association ‘pert near turned its annual convention into a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral last weekend.

God's Word on Sunday: Jesus can be heard in noisy world

Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12 (Year C) Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10:27-30

New ideas nearly always provoke controversy, resistance and even violence. This applies in all areas of human activity, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in religion.

Mary Marrocco: Learning to speak the words within us

A friend was reflecting on a remark she’d made that morning to someone, which she didn’t feel good about. “Sometimes I think about things after I say them,” she mused, “and wonder why I did.”

Readers Speak Out: May 5, 2019

God’s creation

Re: Healthy eating (Letters to the Editor, April 14):

All of God’s creation, animal and plant, was meant for man to use judiciously. Those who misuse or abuse any form of creation are going to have to be accountable to God. Plants are as much part of creation as are animals.