When late spring rain fell on parched southern Saskatchewan this week, Peter Menzies writes, those who work the land smiled skyward knowing the downpour wasn’t mere water: it was a baptism for summer’s bounty.
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Quebec’s law banning public displays of religious symbols has affronted advocates of religious freedom across Canada. But Convivium’s Peter Stockland reports on plans by Montreal Catholics to turn the secularist tide and create strong communities of faith.
In a week when Quebec has passed into law its oppressive Bill 21, Convivium contributor Susan Korah argues all eyes in Canada should be on Taiwan’s unfailing support for full religious freedom.
As the Conservative leadership race approaches its climax, we bring you Convivium contributor Alan Hustak's 2014 interview with Andrew Scheer. Examining the role of faith in public and personal life, the former Speaker of the House of Commons shares his perspective on parliament and his own robust Roman Catholic faith.
Former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s miscue, Father Raymond de Souza notes, was to insist on the rule of law in a game where the rules are rigged.
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The lighthouse likely used to light the way for boats seeking refuge.
Poking out among the crowd, similar to the rest but strikingly different in appearance.
A mess of books, seemingly unorganized and chaotic.
A flower isn't told when to bloom, but does so with grace, capturing the light through its vibrant colour and delicate fragility.
Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: email@example.com.
In the premature deaths of two young priests and in the hand-made rosary she carries with her, Convivium’s Rebecca Atkinson finds incarnate reminders to affirm God’s gift of life even at its end.
With Father's Day around the corner, seminarian Joseph McDaniel reflects on his memories of fishing with his father, contemplating times past, while examining what fatherhood truly means.
Montreal actor, singer and writer Alisha Ruiss reflects on the way a collaborative event she long dreamed of creating was given flesh by musical theatre artists at the city’s Segal Centre this past spring.