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: 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.

Opinion: Cardinal Joseph Zen is a voice for China’s Catholics

Recent developments regarding the Catholic Church in China brought to mind the Canadian visit of the Chinese Church’s most outspoken pastor in 2013.

Comment: Plenty of smoke but no fire at the Vatican

The headline on the front page of the New York Times last week about Donald Trump’s key advisor was ominous: “Steve Bannon Carries Battles to Another Influential Hub: The Vatican.”

Comment: Catholics and Muslims are more alike than you think

Recent events have been dark and disturbing. First we saw U.S. President Donald Trump put a “temporary” travel and immigration ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. Then there was the tragedy in Quebec City where six men were killed and several wounded while praying.

Opinion: The Queen's sapphire jubilee reminds us of her quiet fidelity

On Feb. 6, Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years on the throne. It’s the “sapphire” jubilee, a designation which I did not know; 65th anniversaries are rare enough, but welcome as reminders that enduring fidelity is possible. The anniversary, not marked with any great festivity given the celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday last year, also has something of a reminder of the liturgical seasons.

Opinion: Murder an evil act, in a place of worship it is even more heinous

My first thought, upon hearing the news of the massacre at the mosque in Ste. Foy, was that there must be a special place in hell for those who kill men at prayer, all the moreso in a house of worship.