Bob Brehl: Eucharist ‘is not a prize for the perfect’

Denying the Eucharist to U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden out on the hustings last month set off new “wafer wars” that spilled across the border, rekindling painful memories for at least one Canadian politician.

    Harry McAvoy: Staying in the game one day at a time

    The Bride and I recently had a return visit with the doctor who specializes in memory problems. New tests had been done, and we were about to receive the results. 

      Fr. Raymond de Souza: Election delivered blow to religious freedom

      The 2019 federal election blew an ill wind toward religious believers in Canada.

        Charles Lewis: Our leaders could use a lesson in humility

        What does it mean when the only thing that matters is power? What does it mean that even in defeat it is impossible to summon up even a note of humility? 

          Editorial: Trustees get it right

          It may seem odd to be extending congratulations to a committee that exists to protect Catholic educational values merely for doing its job. 

            Readers Speak Out: November 10, 2019

            Divided electorate

            Re: Election exposes some deep divisions (Oct. 27):

            Leah Perrault: As the light shifts, darkness slowly lifts

            For more than 800 days, the Earth has been spinning its way around the sun, shining in spite of my sister’s death, but I struggled to see it. The sun and moon came and went, and I struggled to feel anything other than the sting of injustice at a world without her. 

              Bob Brehl: Courts must adjust to tech advances

              Every day, we’re bombarded with the virtues of technology — from quantum leaps in health care to helping police solve crimes to simple conveniences enjoyed by holding more computing power in our hands than what was used to put humans on the moon.

                Brendan Steven: Catholics need to return to centre of political life

                Canada’s 43rd federal election is over — and for many Canadians it was dismal. It was a campaign of “gotcha” moments fought in the mud and a symptom of the greater rot in Canadian politics: the continued growth of so-called “affective partisanship,” or the tribal hostility felt by partisans of one party against partisans of another.

                  Peter Stockland: Pro-life fight must turn to culture war

                  There is prudence in learning from the well-intended critiques of our critics even if the lesson isn’t what they necessarily want to teach us.

                    Readers Speak Out: November 3, 2019

                    Papal dilemma

                    The moot question that concerns many attendees at the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon appears to be Pope Francis’ expected shift in mandatory clerical celibacy, which would be virulently opposed by conservatives.