Alberta premier maligns Catholic schools

Edmonton – The headline told the story: “Catholic sex-ed proposal puts church, NDP on collision course.” Columnist Paula Simons’ front-page offering in the Oct. 24 Edmonton Journal was correct on at least one point: The Catholic Church in Alberta and the NDP government are deeply at odds. The differences involve revision of the provincial sex education curriculum, as well as new legislation on gay-straight alliances (GSAs). As well, there is Premier Rachel Notley’s insulting characterization of a Catholic sex education proposal as giving moral legitimacy to rape.

Comment: The kindred spirits of John Paul I and Francis

In last week’s edition of The Register, a page was devoted to the late Pope John Paul I for two newsworthy reasons: Pope Francis is putting him on the path towards canonization and a new book attempts to put to rest the conspiracy theories that he was murdered after only 33 days on the chair of St. Peter.

The Queen and her prince keep royal traditions alive

In a democratic age, we need to be reminded that the governing image of Christ Jesus is kingship, a biblical image of deep resonance.

Charles Lewis: Don’t fear doubts on faith

I’ve been fortunate to take part in several RCIA programs — the first time when I was preparing to enter the Church and subsequently when helping a friend who ran a parish program for potential converts.

Editorial: Good riddance, Mugabe

More than 100,000 people turned Zimbabwe’s capital Harare into a big dance party following the bloodless overthrow of their tyrant-president Robert Mugabe. Goodness knows they earned it.

Thomas Reese: Pope Francis shouldn’t risk going to Myanmar

Pope Francis makes a visit to Myanmar Nov. 27-30 where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I have great admiration for the Pope and his abilities, but someone should have talked him out of making this trip.

Trudeau is wrong… abortion is not a right

In late September I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in which I expressed dismay at what I called some “very serious” fallacies he continues to spread regarding abortion. 

Feast of Christ the King is a call to action

“So you are a king?” Pilate questioned Jesus.

God's word on Sunday: Children of the light walk with courage

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 19 (Year A) Proverbs 31:10-13, 16-18, 20, 26, 28-31; Psalm 128; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30

Editorial: World must listen

As the world scrambles to deliver aid to more than 600,000 persecuted Rohingya Muslims, Pope Francis is flying into the face of the humanitarian and political storm.

Comment: People of faith given reasons for optimism

In the hatches-battening critical storm that crested over Governor-General Julie Payette’s recent derision toward religious believers, where, I ask, was the gratitude?