Fr. Scott Lewis: God never excludes or gives up on anyone

First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 18 (Year B) Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

Editorial: Sex file bungled

Few dossiers that cross the Pope’s desk are more challenging than the thick, sad file on sexual abuse. It’s a file Pope Francis inherited from his two predecessors and one he pledged to handle with urgency, compassion and transparency.

Mickey Conlon: Tragedy should not derail reconciliation

REGINA – The trial of a Saskatchewan farmer charged in the death of a 22-year-old Indigenous man has ended with an acquittal. But other than that, what have we learned from this?

Developing a global conscience with the 'Share Lent' campaign

The disciplines of Lent — prayer, fasting and almsgiving — are an exercise in conscience formation. Lent is much more than conscience formation, but it is that.

Bob Brehl: Life and times of a Canadian knight named Day

It’s always fun to pick up a book and have trouble putting it down because the story grips you.

Cathy Majtenyi: The wage gap is everyone's business

About a week after Ontario’s new minimum wage kicked in, I grabbed a sandwich at a well-known coffee shop.

Ash Wednesday: Choosing Christ as your valentine

We begin the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14, only a few weeks after our celebration of the Christmas season. That’s early, so we may feel that we are not “ready” yet.  

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: New altar at Notre Dame Cathedral lights up the sacrifice of Christ

OTTAWA – On Feb. 2 in Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral, I knew we would have a special liturgical experience. After all, a new altar for the cathedral was being dedicated, a beautiful rite that only happens once or twice in the life of a church. What I didn’t expect was something utterly and wholly unique.

Editorial: Simple solutions when values collide

Canadian society has come a long way in encouraging tolerance and accommodation. Generally speaking, laws and attitudes have evolved for the better when it comes to the treatment of racial and ethnic minorities, women, the disabled and others who historically have faced discrimination.

Herman Gooden: Yes, confession really is good for the soul

During Lent, well-trained Catholic minds turn to thoughts of confession.

Peter Stockland: Returning to conscience at the collapse of the sexual revolution

Prudence counsels against turning the #MeToo movement into an epic of #IToldYouSo. Nor is there room, among Christians especially, for schadenfreude as the sexual revolution ends in the disgusting morass we long knew it would.