Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

Un-Canadian

Re: Changing of the guard (June 2):

To say that there is “significant resistance” to the change in the Knights of Columbus uniform is a blatant understatement. In a survey of District 2 (encompassing the GTA and area) more than 90 per cent of the Fourth Degree members opposed the dictated change. 

The Cardus Religious Freedom Institute is building a network of millennial faith leaders to support the development of public faith among Canada’s youth over the next three years.

Change the world

Re: Climate change stirs students into action (May 19):

It is very uncomfortable to be cynical about student sincerity, but making long weekends out of “Fridays for Future” does invite it. How about “Walking for the World,” where all students, staff and teachers that possibly can, walk or bicycle to school. This would cut down drastically pollution, traffic congestion and accidents while improving health and fitness all the while showing positive commitment and sincerity to their cause. 

What’s the secret ingredient to drawing young people to parish life?

Planning ahead

Your May 5 editorial on dementia suggested the government needs to prepare for the day when cases of dementia will increase due to an aging population, which brings with it increased health care costs, etc.  

Bishops’ conferences from Francophone West Africa have pledged solidarity with Christian communities after a spate of Islamist attacks and urged governments and religious leaders to do more to counter “unlooked-for menaces, tragedies and catastrophes.”

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix is losing one of his Quebec auxiliary bishops, but that’s good news for the Diocese of Joliette down the road along the St. Lawrence.

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the defining points of the Second World War as Allied forces invaded Europe for the final push to victory over Hitler.

Offensive statement

Re: Shedding light on Pius’s wartime papacy (Mar. 17):

This article surprised me and made me very sad, not because of the presentation of the topic, but because of one statement: “Polish concentration camps in 1943.”

Nigeria’s Christians

Most people know about the massacre that occurred in two mosques in New Zealand, where 50 Muslim worshippers were murdered.