There is no hierarchy of Charter rights, Justice LeBel explained in 2015, only some rights which are more central, even if they do not appear in the Charter itself.
The Russian president will exploit the event for his imperial pretensions. Will the world permit that, or use the spotlight to challenge him?
Ontario’s political options are dismal, but this is not a unique problem; all over the world there is a dramatic lack of leaders equal to their task.
Ontario has a problem with pay-to-play corruption, and the disappearance from the stage of various actors ought not forestall a reckoning on that front.
Will the new relationship between the Holy See and the Russian Orthodox require ongoing sidelining of Ukrainian Catholic concerns?
It seems only the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome will be able to resolve the issues.
With the German intercommunion case, as with the Chile crisis, may it be that public criticism from senior cardinals prompted the Holy Father to reverse course?
Fifty years after Humanae Vitae, its vision, made clear in the “theology of the body,” shapes everything from youth groups to adult catechesis to marriage preparation.
Solzhenitsyn's brilliant, iconoclastic speech was perhaps the most thoughtful, articulate, and challenging commencement address ever delivered.
Bishop Curry, oddly enough, did not speak about marriage at all, much less how it was the path by which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would help each other toward eternal life.
Tom Wolfe did not confuse being serious with being somber, and no one described better the clothes-less emperors of our time.
Rihanna at the Met was a one-off. Fashion catastrophes are a consistent Catholic problem.
The Gospels give many accounts of Jesus actually showing mercy instead of telling parables about it – and yet the Parable of the Prodigal Son remains central to our sharing of the mercy of God.
On Good Friday, as on that Friday morning in Trèbes, the hostages are freed, not by overwhelming power, but because there is One to take their place.
The everyday battle of the Christian disciple is within our hearts. Some pieces of our hearts, corrupted by the world, must be destroyed so that, purified in the fire of the Holy Spirit, we may be free to choose God.
In the face of the great evils that abound, what is needed is something beyond a reckoning. What is needed is for the transgression to be redeemed.