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Readers Speak Out: July 24-31, 2022

Knife job

The editorial, “Pick a faith lane” slyly slipped a stiletto into the theological integrity of Pope Francis.

Readers Speak Out: July 10 - 17, 2022

Government watch

In his June 26 article “Canada flagged for religious freedom watch list,” Quinton Amundson explains why some Ohio lawmakers want to add Canada to a list of countries in which religious freedom is at risk. The concern arose from repeated pandemic-related closure of places of worship in 2020 and 2021.

Readers Speak Out: June 26, 2022

Whole story

Thank you to Fr. John Gallagher for being a voice of reason. Everything he wrote in “Reputations ruined over residential school graves” on June 13 is what I have said since these stories broket.

Readers Speak Out: June 19, 2022

Farrow informative

In her June 12 column “MAiD to Measure,” Anna Farrow presents an informative history of euthanasia legislation in Canada, showing the advance in sheer ghoulishness over the past seven years.

Readers Speak Out: June 12, 2022

See and do

It seems Lise Anglin’s letter to the editor regarding my article of May 15 did not take into consideration the advisory committee report on racism and discrimination in the Canadian armed forces, let alone the audience to whom it was directed. 

Readers Speak Out: June 5, 2022

Peter @ Pentecost

Gospel means good news and culminates in the happiness of Easter. But the joy of the apostles was tempered knowing the Lord would depart and they would be on their own.

Readers Speak Out: May 29, 2022


On May 18, the publisher of The Catholic Register, Peter Stockland, was going to moderate a debate, organized by the Archdiocese of Toronto, intended to help Catholic voters with their choice in the Ontario provincial election. To prepare considered answers, candidates would have received the questions in advance.

Readers Speak Out: May 22, 2022

Wrong way

The war in Ukraine is horrific and, from my personal observations, the Pope is trying to do everything within his influence to stop it. I was therefore surprised and saddened that The Catholic Register printed an article in which the writer constantly calls the Pope “wrong” in his actions towards Ukraine. 

Readers Speak Out: May 15, 2022

Indigenous liturgy

I want to compliment Michael Swan on his April 17 article “Still a way to go on Indigenous liturgy.”

Readers Speak Out: May 8, 2022

Crisis of fear

Peter Stockland’s column “Be not afraid” references the over-the-top reaction to the pandemic, but it also has powerful theological implications.