Cathy Majtenyi: There is nothing ‘safe’ about supply of drugs

It’s been called a “national health crisis” and a “public emergency.” It’s a major issue in next month’s federal election.

Readers Speak Out: September 29, 2019

Vote for integrity

Canadians are intelligent people. They are highly educated. 

Editorial: Extinguish vaping

Unlike a year ago, when it signalled all aboard for marijuana, Ottawa needs to derail the toxic and addictive practice of vaping before it becomes a runaway train.

Charles Lewis: Faith has its place in federal election

In this federal election, part of me feels like a bystander. If you are like me, an orthodox Christian, someone whose faith is not confined to Sundays, you may feel the same.

Carl Hetu: Despair not an option in the Middle East

On July 7, 2018, in Bari, Italy, at an important ecumenical gathering of all Christian leaders from the Middle East, Pope Francis made a jarring reference to a Middle East without Christians. 

Luke Stocking: Institutions play critical role for Church

Some questions for the average Catholic in the pews: Do you know what the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is? How about the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops? Have you ever heard of the Social Affairs Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario?

Editorial: A test of tolerance

In some respects, the Oct. 21 federal election will be a referendum on tolerance.

Glen Argan: Meditation ‘brings us back home’

Early in his book, Biography of Silence, Pablo d’Ors notes some of the many experiences he cultivated in his life as a young adult — travelling, reading voraciously and having numerous romances. “Like many of my contemporaries, I was convinced that the more experiences I had and the more intense and stunning they were, the sooner and better I would become a complete person.”

Readers Speak Out: September 22, 2019

Dignified death

Re: Faith shouldn’t have to bend to survive (Aug. 11-18):

Excellent article by Charles Lewis. But I wonder what euthanasia has to do with palliative care.

Peter Stockland: Climate changing around ‘R-word’

At Montreal’s Concordia University, where I study the wonders of Ireland north and south for several hours each week, a large sign asks students how they feel about climate change.

Robert Kinghorn: A final wish for Betty, a dear friend

There is a truth about great journalists that long after their columns have faded into the ghosts of time, their words still come back to haunt or to comfort.