Comment: Easter traditions are filled with blessings

There is a new Easter tradition in the United Kingdom: going to the local historical house to hunt for chocolate eggs.

Comment: Uncle Bill brought out the best in family

It’s been said family can provide us with great strength and expose our greatest weaknesses. Or, as comedian George Burns once said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

Comment: Education is the best way to tackle bigotry

“What good can this wretched intolerance and religious bigotry effect?”

Comment: Whatever happened to celebrating feast days?

Lent gives us two solemn feasts, St. Joseph and the Annunciation of the Lord. Both fell in the last weeks of March, and it is likely that a majority of Canadian parishes did not celebrate both of them; a great many likely celebrated neither.

Comment: Archbishop Chaput has sound advice in troubled times

At the end of the last millennium, gay marriage was not yet a reality and the idea of legalized euthanasia was considered ridiculous. Abortion was of course an issue, but there seemed some hope that the lawless practice would at least become regulated.

Comment: Death comes like a thief in the night

On March 7, at about 9 p.m., my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The doctor didn’t know if it was malignant, but as it had caused a blockage of fluid, Mark would have to have an operation ASAP. She left us behind the papery blue curtain in the emergency ward.

Comment: Talk of married priests is all about the math

The Pope’s recent musings about the possibility of older, married men someday being ordained as priests is all about math, not theology, doctrine or politics.

Comment: Euthanasia’s slippery slope is no longer a fantasy

It was a story that slipped through public consciousness like a shadow, first ominous then quickly evaporated and forgotten.

Comment: Sts. Perpetua, Felicitas’ martyr story is both horrific, inspiring

March 7 is the feast day for Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas — the patron saints of mothers and expectant mothers — and the story of these two courageous martyrs is appropriate to reflect upon.

Opinion: Chair of St. Peter strong as ever

VATICAN CITY – The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Feb. 22, is my favourite day to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.

Comment: Writers who capture beauty of our faith

For many years I have enjoyed a group of Catholic writers who hit their stride roughly in the middle of the 20th century.