Sr. Helena Burns: Why we desperately need good fathers

The ever-deepening crisis of authentic fatherhood (doing the tough job of being a father/parent and not just a buddy) and fatherlessness in families today is taking a steep toll.

    Gerry Turcotte: Class virtually in session

    Every year, as my children got older, the return-to-school routine got less exciting.

      Peter Stockland: Catholic identity and a Metro station

      The contested renaming of Montreal’s Lionel Groulx Metro station testifies to the power of Catholic history to shape our politics even as Catholic cultural memory dims.

        Leah Perrault: Finding grace in awkward stages of life

        Awkward floated to my lips a few times last week before I saw the pattern. The stumbling and crashing of growing children and adolescents finding themselves in bigger bodies than the days before. Constant adjustments during mask practice sessions. Remembering the diapers and the keys and the shoes, only to forget to pack lunch in a new season’s morning routine. We are making it through, but it is painfully awkward.

          Readers Speak Out: September 20, 2020

          Loving enemies

          Re: Tabernacle stolen from St. Catharines cathedral:

          It is rather interesting that the discarded tabernacle was found on Sept. 9, and the very next day the Gospel reading from Luke (Ch. 6: 27-38) was as if Jesus came out to speak to anyone who might be feeling angry and hateful towards the criminals who did such a disrespectful act: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who abuse you.”  When I read the article I did feel very angry and wanted to exchange with family and friends all kinds of hateful words about the criminals, just making my assumption who they might be.

          Editorial: Map for the future

          The Pope’s first official trip outside Rome in more than seven months couldn’t come at a better, or more critical, time.

            Charles Lewis: Partisan speech treads dangerous waters

            Sr. Deirdre Byrne is a remarkable woman. Many of you have heard her life story because of the address she gave to the Republican National Convention in August.

              Francis Campbell: There’s no avoiding the pain of victims

              The scourge of Catholic priests sexually abusing innocent children is never far from mind in Nova Scotia.

                Luke Stocking: Spiritual force needed to support green agenda

                In a recent interview with Global News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government will put forward an “ambitious agenda” for a green recovery. “We know the world is going towards lower carbon,” he said. It appears that he is willing to stake the fate of his minority government on such an agenda.

                  Glen Argan: Monuments should be used for education

                  Statues typically honour those who have done great deeds. They are built so we do not forget our past. To forget the past is to lose hope for a better future. Without a memory of the past, our only vision of reality is that of the present. We are stuck in the ideology of today, reduced to a one-dimensional world. Memory opens horizons.

                    Readers Speak Out: September 13, 2020

                    Work together

                    As a Past President of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace – Caritas Canada (D&P), I am very pleased to see that the bishops want to return to the National Council (NC), the governing board of the organization.  I have always believed their presence at NC meetings is imperative.