Readers Speak Out: March 15, 2020

Railway blues

The Register gives de facto support to the protesters who shut down crucial rail lines and disrupted the lives of untold thousands as a nation was held hostage by illegal protests against a legal pipeline. Notably absent, as it was in the CBC or most regional rating-hungry TV news programs, was any interview with Indigenous Canadians among the 20 bands who support the pipeline. They support it because it represents a real opportunity to lift themselves out of devastating poverty.

Editorial: A caring approach

A natural reaction to the new coronavirus is to ask how can I protect myself, but a Christian response is to ask how can I protect my neighbour.

  • By Catholic Register Editorial

    Bob Brehl: A Churchill history that packs a wallop

    Erik Larson has a special talent for taking historical events and writing nonfiction books about people related to the main event but somehow slightly off the mainstream, on the periphery.

    • By Robert Brehl

      Fr. Raymond de Souza: The nature of devil’s sin still holds lesson for us

      Temptations indulged, temptations resisted. On the first Sunday of Lent we heard about the devil’s tempting of Adam and Eve in the garden, to catastrophic effect, and the devil’s tempting of the Lord Jesus in the desert, to salvific effect.

      • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

        Robert Kinghorn: If I knew then what I know now…

        Driving downtown, the weather forecast came on the radio: “The temperature tonight is expected to plummet to a low of minus-14 degrees with a windchill factor making it feel like minus-25. The health department has issued a warning that at these temperatures frostbite to exposed skin can occur within minutes.”

        • By Robert Kinghorn

          Peter Stockland: There’s no mystery to this deception

          Friends, acquaintances and the general commentariat have all been roiling over the revelations about Jean Vanier as a serial sex abuser.

          • By Peter Stockland

            Readers Speak Out: March 8, 2020

            Vanier abuses

            Re: Glen Argan: A lesson for all of us in Vanier’s fall (March 1):

            Jean Vanier and L’Arche were a huge part of my formative years. As a child and again in my late teens I spent a year at L’Arche in Trosly, France.

            Editorial: Law slipping away

            In the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that imposed assisted suicide on Canada, the chief justices conceded the need for a “carefully designed system imposing stringent limits” on who would be eligible for a state-sanctioned death.

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              Cardinal Thomas Collins: Bill C-7 makes slope even more slippery

              The federal government has introduced new legislation expanding the eligibility criteria for euthanasia. The inaccurate term, medical assistance in dying (MAiD), is currently used to describe what this law would allow, but the process is more accurately called euthanasia or assisted suicide.

                Francis Campbell: Fact and fiction of Lenten fasting

                Families lived frugally in the rural Nova Scotia community I called home until early adulthood.

                • By Francis Campbell

                  Bob Brehl: Is Trump’s pro-life talk a mere mirage?

                  Another of President Donald Trump’s men — this one longtime confidant Roger Stone — was sentenced last week after being convicted for lying to Congress and witness tampering. That makes eight Trump associates found guilty in court on various charges.

                  • By Robert Brehl