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.

      Francis Campbell: The wait continues for return to pews

      Another day, another clean slate for Nova Scotia in its coronavirus struggle. No additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, no new cases.

        Fr. James Mallon: Now is time to seize the moment

        “Even the priest and the prophet forage in a land they know not.” This is the New American Bible translation of Jeremiah 14:18, a line of Scripture that will be familiar to anyone in North America who prays the Liturgy of the Hours

          Cathy Majtenyi: Battling racism starts with looking in mirror

          The horrifying death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and worldwide.

            Glen Argan: Admission of systemic racism only a start

            It’s astonishing that, amidst massive protests across the United States against police racism, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had to sort through various definitions of systemic racism to determine whether it was endemic to Canada’s national police force. At first, she claimed the RCMP was free of systemic racism before doing an about-face and admitting that racism is indeed entrenched in the Mounties.

              Readers Speak Out: June 21, 2020

              Lower class

              While being allowed to visit numerous vital places but not being allowed to come to the Catholic Church, the soul’s place, I have felt like a Canadian of lower class.

              Editorial: It’s safety first

              As Canadian churches continue to re-open, it would be wise to heed advice Pope Francis offered to Catholics everywhere.

                Bob Brehl: Is politics hurting cause of social justice?

                The other day at a neighbourhood “social distancing” soiree, while discussing the protest movement following the brutal killing of George Floyd by a bad cop in Minneapolis, I got lectured by a white women in her early 60s.

                  Peter Stockland: PM taking a knee strikes hollow note

                  It’s hard to reconcile continued restrictions on kneeling in church and last week’s images of Prime Minister Trudeau kneeling on Parliament Hill to protest racism in Canada.