Editorial: A new shepherd

Canada’s newest cardinal insists he has no idea why the Pope of surprises invited him, a priest, to enter the College of Cardinals. But to anyone familiar with the resume of Cardinal Michael Czerny, the answer seems obvious.

Charles Lewis: B.C. man’s death casts a long shadow

The death of Alan Nichols took several months to make it into the mainstream news. And as of this writing, it is still a blank spot. His case should have been big news because of what it indicates for the future of this country and the safety of our most vulnerable.

Leah Perrault: Taking time for rest in an overdrawn world

“Overdrawn,” I thought, as I drove out of the city. “I feel like my whole life is overdrawn.” 

Glen Argan: Carter’s legacy shows limits to political power

Jimmy Carter, the former U.S. president who turned 95 on Oct. 1, is one of the most decent, self-sacrificing human beings of the 20th (and 21st) century. 

Peter Stockland: Leave some energy for our faith issues

Somehow in the tsunami of humanity flooding Montreal’s downtown streets for last Friday’s “climate march,” I spotted an elegantly dressed woman wearing a small white lapel button protesting Quebec’s Bill 21.

Readers Speak Out: October 6, 2019

Time to reboot

Church leaders cannot be blamed for optimistically adopting Vatican II changes, which most clergy and laity supported. However, 55 years on, it must be concluded that those good-faith liberalizing strategies have not worked. 

Editorial: Youth must be heard

Out of the mouths of babes has poured a passionate and brutally blunt condemnation of mankind’s contamination of God’s creation.

Bob Brehl: ‘Nones’ of a different kind on the rise

Church attendance is waning and religious non-affiliation is waxing. That’s hardly news. Observe the empty pews.

Angela Saldanha: Cure for loneliness lies in a willing ear

Doing a late night check around the ward, I found one of the patients, an elderly woman, crying softly into her pillow.   “What’s the matter, Mrs. Grey?” I asked. “Why are you crying?”

Gerry Turcotte: Seeing is believing straight from the heart

For many of us of a certain age, “Who Are You?” by the Who is a seminal song, made popular again as the theme music to the TV show CSI

Cathy Majtenyi: There is nothing ‘safe’ about supply of drugs

It’s been called a “national health crisis” and a “public emergency.” It’s a major issue in next month’s federal election.