Francis Campbell: There’s no avoiding the pain of victims

The scourge of Catholic priests sexually abusing innocent children is never far from mind in Nova Scotia.

    Luke Stocking: Spiritual force needed to support green agenda

    In a recent interview with Global News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government will put forward an “ambitious agenda” for a green recovery. “We know the world is going towards lower carbon,” he said. It appears that he is willing to stake the fate of his minority government on such an agenda.

      Glen Argan: Monuments should be used for education

      Statues typically honour those who have done great deeds. They are built so we do not forget our past. To forget the past is to lose hope for a better future. Without a memory of the past, our only vision of reality is that of the present. We are stuck in the ideology of today, reduced to a one-dimensional world. Memory opens horizons.

        Readers Speak Out: September 13, 2020

        Work together

        As a Past President of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace – Caritas Canada (D&P), I am very pleased to see that the bishops want to return to the National Council (NC), the governing board of the organization.  I have always believed their presence at NC meetings is imperative.

        Editorial: Our ‘jubilee’ duty

        The word “jubilee” suggests a joyous celebration, but that is hardly the context for the theme Pope Francis has put on this year’s Season of Creation.

          Sr. Helena Burns: Marxism has nothing to do with Christianity

          I’m sure you’ve noticed that being enamoured of Marxism is, sadly, once again, in vogue among those who have never lived under its rapacious, anti-human, oppressive iron fist. The scary thing this time around is that a majority of these starry-eyed folks are young people who never even lived through the Cold War. (A few years ago I was on the campus of McMaster University and the bulletin boards were filled with black and red posters: “Join the Marxist Party!”) 

            Cathy Majtenyi: Today’s racism built on bedrock of history

            In mid-August, Unilever urged ice-cream trucks selling Good Humor products to play a newly-created jingle.

              Peter Stockland: Chesterton’s insights defy passing of time

              At dinner during a recent event, a young journalistic rising star of decidedly Calvinist conviction acknowledged G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy ranks among the most inspiring books he’s read.

                Charles Lewis: Music helps us ask simple question: Why?

                Music is a great comfort. It raises deep issues of the soul and then expresses them in a way most of us never could. Many kinds of music are deeply spiritual, from Gregorian chant to country to rock.

                  Readers Speak Out: September 3, 2020

                  Support for priest

                  In a recent edition The Catholic Register reported that Fr. Nino Cavoto, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Toronto, has been removed from ministry following the Archdiocese of Toronto receiving an allegation that he had abused a minor while serving at a parish in the New York archdiocese between 1979 and 1983.

                  Editorial: The fight rages on

                  Fifty-five years ago, Pope Paul VI penned these words on the eve of the official end of Vatican II: