Peter Stockland: Hospice stands firm against all-out assault

The board of the Irene Thomas Hospice hoped faith alone could stop the onslaught of MAiD at the 10-bed palliative care facility on Vancouver’s southeast edge.

    Cathy Majtenyi: Studies point to schools fully re-opening

    It’s a step-by-step, multi-pronged back-to-school safety plan, written by practitioners in a Toronto children’s hospital internationally renowned for its expertise and innovation.

      Readers Speak Out: July 19-26, 2020

      Call to action

      Re: Migrant’s death hits community hard (June 28):

      First, I am deeply grateful to Fr. Peter Ciallella who has tirelessly supported and advocated for the rights of foreign migrant workers in his community.

      Editorial: Now, more than ever

      Over the years, we have heard the pleas of popes and Vatican officials to halt the worldwide production of weapons. In virtually every case, the urgency of the plea has been punctuated by the preface: “Now, more than ever ….”

        Charles Lewis: Cardinal sets example of real leadership

        This column is a shout out to a good man. No one can accuse me of trying to curry favour with him. I do not need a job or need to borrow money.

          Peter Stockland: Toppled statues can’t erase past

          Cardinal Timothy Dolan offers up a much-needed reminder that a dangerous effect of toppling statues is forgetting we are all fallen human beings.

            Robert Kinghorn: Violence and grief grip the night

            At school I was told that before the advent of radio and television, the great novelists such as Charles Dickens would write their books to be read around the fireplace in the evening. In so doing they would make their chapters short enough for an evening’s read and closed with a cliff-hanger.

              Glen Argan: Trudeau is right to stick by the rule of law

              The Chinese government has unjustly imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. The “Two Michaels” are innocent pawns in a high-stakes game China is playing with Canada to secure the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

                Readers Speak Out: July 5-12, 2020

                Well done, Knights

                Kudos  to the Knights of Columbus of Holy Cross Parish in Burnaby, B.C., for going ahead with their bicycle drive, Bicycles for Humanity, despite three partners suddenly pulling out, citing differences of opinion on LGBTQ issues. The Knights collect donated bikes and ship them in large containers to Africa where the poor can use them as inexpensive modes of transportation.

                Editorial: Celebrate the church

                There is a world of issues to worry about these days, playing havoc with our physical and spiritual well-being. So it’s good every once in a while to stop and, as the cliché goes, smell the roses.

                  Fr. Raymond de Souza: The remarkable story of Bl. Rolando Rivi

                  Anniversaries remind us to learn the lessons of history and, for a Christian disciple, to remember the workings of Providence.