Robert Kinghorn: Violence and grief grip the night

At school I was told that before the advent of radio and television, the great novelists such as Charles Dickens would write their books to be read around the fireplace in the evening. In so doing they would make their chapters short enough for an evening’s read and closed with a cliff-hanger.

    Glen Argan: Trudeau is right to stick by the rule of law

    The Chinese government has unjustly imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. The “Two Michaels” are innocent pawns in a high-stakes game China is playing with Canada to secure the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

    • By Glen Argan

      Readers Speak Out: July 5-12, 2020

      Well done, Knights

      Kudos  to the Knights of Columbus of Holy Cross Parish in Burnaby, B.C., for going ahead with their bicycle drive, Bicycles for Humanity, despite three partners suddenly pulling out, citing differences of opinion on LGBTQ issues. The Knights collect donated bikes and ship them in large containers to Africa where the poor can use them as inexpensive modes of transportation.

      Editorial: Celebrate the church

      There is a world of issues to worry about these days, playing havoc with our physical and spiritual well-being. So it’s good every once in a while to stop and, as the cliché goes, smell the roses.

        Fr. Raymond de Souza: The remarkable story of Bl. Rolando Rivi

        Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.

        • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

          Peter Stockland: Living our faith in a world of fear

          Deep into ESPN’s irresistible documentary The Last Dance, rumination turns to the specific qualities that catalyzed Michael Jordan’s leadership of six NBA championship teams between 1991 and 1998.

          • By Peter Stockland

            Luke Stocking: The mystical body needs anti-racist action

            The killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement to end white supremacy and systemic racism led me to reflect on an early memory I have from my journey of work towards being an anti-racist Catholic.

            • By Luke Stocking

              Gerry Turcotte: Racism protests are a sign of hope

              It wasn’t so long ago that many of us were using the COVID-19 virus to argue that our world was more interconnected than we care to admit. Divisions are commonplace and people move through their lives erecting barriers between the haves and have-nots, between the East and the West, between the good and the bad.

              • By Gerry Turcotte

                Readers Speak Out: June 28, 2020

                Unjust killing

                Re: Bishops join forces condemning racism (June 21):

                I take offence at Archbishop Donald Bolen comparing the alleged murder of George Floyd to the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.

                Editorial: Honour the victims

                The funeral will be held at a future date.

                  Charles Lewis: Spirit of St. Joan of Arc badly needed

                  In my own life I have often looked for inspiration from great men and women.

                  • By Charles Lewis