Peter Stockland: Kamloops discovery wallops the Church

There’s a unique wallop in seeing your hometown linked by national and international media to the finding of a “mass grave” full of children.

  • By Peter Stockland

Francis Campbell: Setting course on road back to normal

A glimmer of light is now visible at the end of our 15-month-long tunnel of unnatural existence.

  • By Francis Campbell

Readers Speak Out: June 6, 2021

Rights violated

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. Recently, the Toronto Catholic District School Board passed a motion to fly the rainbow flag and celebrate Pride month in June. We believe the vote was wrong on moral and legal grounds.

Editorial: Take action — now

It came like a punch in the gut. The news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School have shaken us to the core. How could this happen in Canada? How could this happen under the roof of an institution run by Catholic religious orders? Despite all the stories of abuse at residential schools, despite the chronicling of horrors in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report of 2015, despite the history of systemic racism that has victimized Canada’s Indigenous people … this news rips opens wounds that have not even come close to healing.

  • By Catholic Register Editorial

Charles Lewis: Uighurs need a Good Samaritan

One of the greatest passages in the Bible is the story of the Good Samaritan.

  • By Charles Lewis

Peter Stockland: Living faith within the realities of life

Five minutes into a recent online retreat, I felt myself going spiritually backwards.

  • By Peter Stockland

Glen Argan: Mother Mary is ‘our tainted nature’s solitary boast’

Marian devotion and the Church’s preferential option for the poor come together in the feast of the Visitation, celebrated May 31. The feast marks the beginning of Mary’s three-month visit to her cousin Elizabeth.

  • By Glen Argan

Fr. Raymond de Souza: Symbols matter

Several Ontario Catholic school boards have decided to fly the Pride flag during the month of June. Many officials don’t want to talk very much about it; witness the briefest of stories which appeared in this newspaper.

  • By Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

Readers Speak Out: May 30, 2021

Worthy fight

RE: Lindsay Shepherd carries on fight for free speech (May 11):

Ms. Shepherd innocently “fell into” her situation at Wilfred Laurier University. Her mother suggested recording the meeting that she had been mysteriously called to by her supervisors. Otherwise, Ms. Shepherd would have left the meeting feeling guilty of misdirecting students on gender ideology. Instead, she blew open for all to see one of the biggest crimes of our time. 

Editorial: Moving forward

There is a bit of irony, we suppose, that the year-long fifth anniversary celebrations of Laudato Si’ have come to a close just as the world is in the throes of trying to put “our common home” back in order.

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Sr. Helena Burns: St. Joseph: Provider for those in need

Seeing as this is the wonderful year of the wonderful St. Joseph, I shall diverge from my usually grim cultural commentary and instead celebrate the greatest saint in Heaven after Our Lady!

  • By Sr. Helena Burns, FSP