Editorial: A lasting legacy

The four nuns who arrived in Toronto (population 30,000) on Oct. 7, 1851 had a single task — to care for children orphaned by the typhus epidemic that had ravaged the Irish Catholic immigrant community.

    Charles Lewis: Barrett a ray of hope in divided America

    The United States is in the midst of political crisis; divisions among Americans are at a fever pitch. I do not think the country has been this polarized since the Vietnam War era.

      My heart goes on … with new perspective

      After effectively dying briefly three weeks ago, I’ve been thinking whether my survival really means God wants me to remain on Earth for a while yet.

        Francis Campbell: A spirit of hope in Church’s new reality

        The times they are a-changin’.

        Writing in 1962 about anticipated dramatic changes to family, racial, social, political and sexual dynamics, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan warned the old guard that their existing road was rapidly aging and they’d better get out of the way if they couldn’t lend a hand to those driving world change.

          Church malaise runs deeper than virus

          Thank you to Winnipeg’s Archbishop Richard Gagnon, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, for daring to state that that a malaise is affecting the Church in this country because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes, even the obvious does not become real until it is named, and Archbishop Gagnon has done that in comments published in last week’s Catholic Register.

            Sr. Helena Burns: You can’t have it all … and that’s OK

            Ladies, you’re being lied to. You can’t have it all. (And while we’re at it, all what?) No one can or does “have it all.”

              Editorial: The world of ‘us’

              It has been 794 years since St. Francis of Assisi left this Earth, but you can find his fingerprints all over the Pope’s latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti .

                Gerry Turcotte: Fr. McGivney left extraordinary legacy

                Dictionaries offer two definitions for the word beatify. The first is “to make supremely happy.” The second is “a declaration of blessedness” and, for Catholics, this is the step before canonization.

                  Harry McAvoy: Holding on to the things that matter

                  It is 3 o’clock in the morning and my thoughts are too busy for sleep, so I pick up my pen.

                    Fr. Raymond de Souza: Visit a shining moment for Benedict, Newman

                    This autumn brings a trifecta of anniversaries for those of us devoted to St. John Henry Newman.

                      Readers Speak Out: October 4, 2020

                      Holy time

                      As a liturgical musician for more than 50 years,  I feel obliged to comment on the Sept. 13 article “Musical dilemma over abuse claims.”