Sr. Helena Burns: True progress takes us closer to our goal

Progress is a myth. What?! Progress is non-existent? No, but “progress,” if it is to be embraced with enthusiasm, must truly be progress.

Robert Kinghorn: Tonight I met the Lord — and I denied Him

Despite the promise of spring in the air, the day had turned windy and blustery, cutting sharply through the heavy jacket I reserve for evenings such as these on the street.

Glen Argan: Easter conveys message of life and hope

On Easter Sunday, I will receive my first COVID vaccine. When I heard the date, it felt like an intrusion on the day of celebrating the resurrection of Our Lord. Upon reflecting about it for a while, I decided that receiving the vaccine was a fine way to mark the liturgical feast.

Readers Speak Out: April 4, 2021

Lives deprived

The government of Argentina — a country that has given us Pope Francis — recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. It has decided to break God’s fifth commandment — “Thou shalt not kill.” How shameful, disrespectful and irreverent.

Editorial: ‘I have seen the Lord’

Think back a year ago … to an Easter Sunday that reverberated with fear and anxiety as the world’s people tried to grasp the enormity of COVID-19.

Charles Lewis: Jesus shows death isn’t the final word

We all know that Christ died on the cross. He took on all the sins of mankind and destroyed those sins. He died and was buried and on the third day He rose again from the dead. We call it Easter and that is meant to give us hope that death has lost its final sting.

Peter Stockland: What has become of our nation?

If my prayer request for one miracle were answered, every Catholic church in Canada would toll a funeral bell two years from now when the first mentally ill Canadian is killed by MAiD.

Gerry Turcotte: Words, words, words

Growing up in Montreal, with a mother who couldn’t speak French and a father who couldn’t speak English, I had an uncanny understanding of the power of words.

Luke Stocking: What’s in a name? People like Maria

“You say you care about the poor … then tell me, what are their names?”

Readers Speak Out: March 28, 2021

Lenten warmth

Just a couple of things I feel are noteworthy for they have warmed my heart in these past Lenten weeks.