Publisher of Catholic apologetics had zeal for open-air evangelism

Born in Australia in 1897, Frank Sheed’s father was a Scottish Presbyterian, his mother an Irish Catholic. Fortunately for the Church, and for English literature, his mother won out and, at 16, Frank declared himself Catholic and never looked back.

Publisher of Catholic apologetics had zeal for open-air evangelism

Born in Australia in 1897, Frank Sheed’s father was a Scottish Presbyterian, his mother an Irish Catholic. Fortunately for the Church, and for English literature, his mother won out and, at 16, Frank declared himself Catholic and never looked back.

Reformation turns 500: More bridges to build across the great divide

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation is a benchmark accomplishment which should make all Canadians proud.

Sisters of Life and Catholic Christian Outreach celebrate decade of service

Anniversaries of importance for the universal Church have abounded this year — 500 years since the Reformation, 100 years since Fatima, 25 years since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. For me though, two more modest anniversaries — 10 years — were celebrated this past fortnight.

The Mustard Seed: Graduation ends a journey of pure joy

Graduating from high school or university can be a poignant moment in life’s journey. It typically marks a transition from one lifestyle to another.

Comment: Learning to listen is key to building bridges

A shooting at a Boston area abortion clinic brought six women together for a talk. Three were pro-life movement leaders and three were high-profile pro-choice activists.

Editorial: Luther's lesson

When an obscure monk named Martin Luther tacked a list of declarations onto the door of a German cathedral on Oct. 31, 1517, no one imagined his musings were about to break up the Catholic Church. All Luther wanted when penning his 95 theses was to start a conversation. In his view, the Church had lost its way. 

Editorial: Let the migrant workers from the Caribbean stay

Prior to the September hurricanes that devastated the Caribbean, Dominica was barely a blip on the radar of public consciousness.

Comment: Canada will be a full service death industry if we euthanize the mentally ill

During the summer I decided to take a break from speaking about euthanasia. There were several reasons. First, it was getting more and more difficult to find groups that were interested in hearing the anti-euthanasia message. Then when something was arranged only a handful of people would show up.

Comment: Weinstein a symptom of an even uglier issue

The exposure of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sordid sexual predator secret is ripping the mask off the sinister nature of our supposed surprise as well.

Comment: Francis opens the door to ‘cafeteria’ Catholics

To call someone “more Catholic than the Pope” used to be a joking reference to conservative Catholics, but these days there truly are some people who think they are more Catholic than Pope Francis.