Editorial: Good sense prevails

Last month Pope Francis had Catholics worldwide scratching their heads after he seemed to suggest German bishops would have his blessing if they reached a group consensus to circumvent Church teaching and make it easier for some Protestants to receive Communion.

God's word on Sunday: Healing starts with leaving fear behind

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 10 (Year B) Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

Peter Stockland: Irish turn their backs on faith and history

If tradition is the democracy of the dead, as G.K. Chesterton famously said, surely abortion has become a tyranny of the living over life past and future.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Humanae Vitae’s vision still as relevant as ever

Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the 1968 encyclical of Blessed Paul VI which  reaffirmed the immorality of contraception at a time when many in the Church and the world expected a change.

Charles Lewis: Shadows of another time continue to haunt us

When I was a child I watched a movie called Village of the Damned. It was creepy and scary.

Questioning Faith: Discovering our moments of re-creation

Driving with a young friend, I was not surprised that she had the car window completely down and her face turned towards the breeze on one of these finally-gentle days of spring.  I enjoyed her enjoyment of the sweet fresh air sweeping in. 

God's word on Sunday: Ancient world offers lesson in covenants

Body and Blood of Christ, June 3 (Year B) Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


Glen Argan: It will take more than 10 years to end homelessness in Canada

Since 2009, Edmonton, along with 12 other Canadian cities, has been implementing a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Unlike other “plans,” this one does not merely set a target and hope it comes true; solid work is being done to provide housing and prevent future homelessness.

Robert Brehl: State-approved suicide is way too easy

June 17 will mark two years since Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law received royal assent. 

Editorials: Selfies blur reality

Pope Francis often cozies up to young admirers as they raise their smartphones to snap selfies.  But it seems he may be having second thoughts about humouring the selfie generation.

Cathy Majtenyi: Gene editing is heading down a slippery slope

The pipette appears on the screen and sucks up a dot, which is actually human sperm that has been genetically altered. Then the small laboratory tool pierces the membrane of a human egg, releases the sperm, “and you have changed the genetic destiny of that embryo,” notes television host Bill Whitaker. “Yes, we believe so,” nods scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov.