Readers Speak Out: September 8, 2019

Repentance

The Aug. 25 photograph of the return of the cross to Nagasaki Cathedral should be the first act of setting right the wrong of the bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. 

Editorial: Amazon lessons

When the Amazon suffers, the world suffers.

Glen Argan: We must fight the demon of individualism

An old adage in development work is the dictum, “Give a person a fish, and you will feed her for one day; teach her how to fish, and you will feed her for a lifetime.” 

Bob Brehl: Thoughts and prayers … but no action

Over the Labour Day weekend, there sure were a lot of U.S. politicians conveying their “thoughts and prayers” for the victims and their families of the latest mass shooting, but no visible action on doing anything about the American gun epidemic.

Cathy Majtenyi: Persistent prayer at heart of best pro-life strategy

It’s a brilliant example of the power of persistent, passionate prayer and how speaking the truth in love can cause hearts to do a 180-degree turn.

Leah Perrault: Making the most of my assumptions

Weather was at the front of my minds as I headed out to the lake this summer with four kids in tow while my husband was away working. 

Readers Speak Out: September 1, 2019

Anti-Christian bias

Re: “Report keeps Jesuit off monument pedestal” (Aug. 11-18):

Parks Canada, members of two Indigenous groups and others say that the positioning of figures on the Champlain monument in Orillia is “racist.” They’ve now decided to make changes to it including removing a Jesuit figure as an “example of reconciliation.” 

Editorial: It’s good business

The top executives from 181 of the richest corporations in America recently signed a one-page document on business ethics that could have been penned by the Pope.

Bishop Fred Henry: No reason to ban conversion therapy

George Orwell wrote in “Politics and the English Language” that “political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” 

Charles Lewis: Atheism leaves only an empty feeling

It all started innocently enough when I used the expression “children of God” in a recent column. Apparently in this secularized age it is an expression that some find insulting. 

Peter Stockland: Trudeau fails acceptance test

Early in junior high school, I watched a kid named Frank play out what I was certain, even then, would be a pattern for his life.