Charles Lewis: Orwell’s world too close for comfort

I read George Orwell’s 1984 when I was in high school. We were still in the midst of the Cold War and were taught it was a book about the evils of communism. 

Luke Stocking: The swan dive of life

Graduation season is upon us. Universities, high schools, elementary schools and these days even kindergarten cohorts celebrate and move forward to places unknown to them. 

Peter Stockland: Conscience battle hits ‘cuckoo’ stage

I can never decide whether it’s the optimist or the masochist in me that believes the relentless assault on conscience rights is set to collapse under its own absurdity.

Readers Speak Out: June 16, 2019

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. 

Editorial: Bonum fortuna

Latin may never bounce back from being all but dead, but the Vatican keeps trying and deserves credit for its efforts. If not them, no one else will.

Glen Argan: We all share in fate of Indigenous women

In our liturgy, Catholics confess that we have “greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do.” Sin takes more than one form, and often what we fail to do makes as much space for evil to grow as do our overtly sinful actions.

Bob Brehl: Arts degree a good investment in future

As proud parents, we basked at the Queen’s University convocation ceremony earlier this month where our son received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History.

Francis Campbell: Champions of freedom embody Christian values

Canadians ought to reflect on the summer of 75 years ago with an equal measure of pride and sadness.

God's Word on Sunday: God is beyond all our descriptive words

Trinity Sunday, June 16 (Year C) Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

God cannot be contained within any word, concept, image or symbol. 

A spiritual shelter from life’s storms

One of the great joys of the Church on the Street has been the memory of a spiritual group that used to meet at a women’s shelter. 

Reconciliation journey opens new doors

If Canada wants reconciliation with its Indigenous citizens, Canada has to change. If the Church wants reconciliation with the Indigenous people it has harmed, the Church has to become more deeply, more truly, more fully what it is.