Readers Speak Out: April 26, 2020

Devil’s virus

One of The Catholic Register’s youth writers suggested another name for the virus beast. But how about Devil’s Virus for one or, even better, Psalm19 for another.

Editorial: A worthy idea

Among the lessons driven home by the COVID-19 crisis is that people and societies are morally bound to care for one another. This care is accomplished in many ways but one gaining wide attention, including encouragement from Pope Francis, is the potential merit of paying everyone a state-guaranteed income.

    Bob Brehl: Grief manifests in a lockdown world

    Throughout this pandemic lockdown, everyone must be going through a range of emotions at various times, from fear and anxiety to frustration and lethargy.

      Peter Stockland: In praise of Prine and calls to grace

      Given his bad-boy-again half-smile and love for re-playing clichés as humourous surprises, it’s understandable to hope word of John Prine’s death during Holy Week is a prank of cosmic timing that he okayed with God first.

        Gerry Turcotte: The vital art of dance

        In June we celebrate St. Vitus’ Day, a time that honours an unusual saint whose influence was seen throughout Europe generally and in Germany in particular.

          Charles Lewis: We can’t hide the looming mess of Bill C-7

          In 2006 I was home for about a month recovering from back surgery. It was the first time in my life I was so confined. I was literally staring at all four walls … and what I saw was not pretty.

            Readers Speak Out: April 19, 2020

            Long-term pain

            Re: A chance for change in post-virus world (March 29):

            This article hits many truths. Too many people have wanted too much too fast — expensive cars and houses, for example.

            Editorial: A fearful future

            Among the many stories of illness and death wrought by COVID-19 comes the tragic case of Jean Truchon.

              Leah Perrault: Faith within the fault lines of feelings

              Feelings are constantly swirling in my world — in health care and in my home and in my heart. The myriad of messages coming from every direction are little help in sorting through the emotional tremors.

                Bob Brehl: Foes work together to flatten the curve

                I have many fond memories of my Uncle Frank from Coshocton, Ohio. He was my dad’s older brother, a lifelong Republican and an elegant man.

                  Glen Argan: Our mission is clear on the new sabbath

                  Joseph of Arimathea saw something that others on the Jewish council did not. In St. Luke’s telling of the story, Joseph was not only a good and righteous man, “he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.”