Bob Brehl: Covington kids encounter in Washington opens old wounds

The repercussions from last month’s viral video of a confrontation between a group of Catholic high school students and a Native American man in Washington, D.C., feed into the schism of faith and politics in the U.S.

Glen Argan: Forgiveness opens door to new possibilities

Forgiveness is one of the highest human capacities, something which might help explain why it is so difficult to forgive.

Peter Stockland: At overdose prevention centre, success is measured by every breath

On a recent Saturday morning visit to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a person mummy-wrapped in a dragonfly blue blanket lay motionless a few feet from the corner of Hastings and Main. 

Editorial: A place for mercy

Of the thousands of words spoken last month inside a Saskatchewan courtroom, none were more profound than this simple declaration: I forgive you.

Luke Stocking: One million rosaries have a story to tell

The cross I wear around my neck each day is a relatively large wooden one made by young people living in the poorest and most dangerous areas of Colombia. It is one of hundreds of thousands that they made as part of a project supported by Development and Peace. The crosses were given as a special gift from St. John Paul II at the World Youth Day papal Mass in Toronto on July 28, 2002. 

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Iceland offers a history rich in faith and harmony

In Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, the church of Hallgrímur (Hallgrímskirkja) towers above the city. It is the tallest church in Iceland, rising almost 75 metres. Locals boast that you can see its spire from almost anywhere in the city — like a compass of sorts.

Readers Speak Out: Trump bashing, shifting values, the Church is not mean (January 3, 2019)

Trump bashers

What is happening to The Catholic Register? It used to report about Catholic Canadian values. Now it consistently bashes Donald Trump. Trump is not perfect, but which politician is? However, he is pro-life. Because of his pro-life belief, the tide may be turning in the United States. Millions of children can be saved.

Figure of Speech: Resolving myself to a Year of Depth

It is fashionable for columnists to devote the first column of the new year to resolutions — those kept and those broken. For the record, I’ve done both.

Charles Lewis: Trump doesn’t deserve pro-life support

Donald Trump has become a hero of the pro-life movement and the darling of conservative Christians. But there is ample evidence to question whether he is worthy of that mantle or even of our respect. Does he really live up to a Christian ideal of respecting life? 

Editorial: A model for the world

Young people are not the future of the Church — they are the present.

Peter Stockland: Retreat combines worlds of art, faith

Changing the current toxic cultural narrative around and about the Church consumes enormous Christian energy through a range of means and methods.