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Alan Hustak

Alan Hustak is a Montreal-based author, journalist, and broadcaster. Born in Saskatchewan, he has also lived in Alberta, where he wrote a biography of Premier Peter Lougheed. His other works include a "biography" of Montreal's St. Patrick's Basilica and The Murder of Mary Gallagher: The True Story of the Ghost of Griffintown.

Bio last modified November 6th, 2018.
Articles by Alan Hustak
  • Sharing New Ground

    Alan Hustak

    A unique children’s playground project becomes the occasion for Ahmadiyya Muslims and Standing Buffalo Sioux to develop bonds, Alan Hustak reports from Saskatchewan.

  • The Garden of Herb’s Dream

    Alan Hustak

    A retired Saskatchewan RCMP officer is dedicated to creating a grotto of peace in a seminary garden long-ago left behind by missionary Oblate priests.

  • Spoken for by God

    Alan Hustak

    Convivium contributor Alan Hustak catches up with an Anglican Bishop in Saskatchewan who recently completed a cross-Canada cycling pilgrimage for unity and reconciliation.

  • Saskatchewan’s Silent Spring

    Alan Hustak

    In the nightmare and mystery of the crash that claimed 16 lives from tiny Humboldt, Saskatchewan writer Alan Hustak confronts the paradox of an apparently indifferent god’s April cruelty, and eternal faith in spring’s renewal.

  • The Line On Brad Wall

    Alan Hustak

    Last week, Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall announced his imminent retirement from politics after 10 years. Today, Convivium contributor Alan Hustak helps readers understand what this announcement could mean for Saskatchewan and Canada. 

  • Montreal Irish Ready To Fight

    Alan Hustak

    Convivium contributor Alan Hustak reports from Montreal on the construction plans slated for the mass grave of 6,000 Irish who died in the mid-19th century of famine. 

  • The Ecumenical Pioneer

    Alan Hustak

    Irénée Beaubien was a Jesuit who started the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and pioneered the ecumenical movement in Canada long before the Roman Catholic Church promoted the idea of interfaith dialogue.

  • Hero for the Faith

    Alan Hustak

    Alan Hustak recounts the life of a Canadian political figure whose death in a house fire 50 years ago was a sacrifice for his faith

  • Not All That We Desire

    Alan Hustak

    As Canada began coming together in a confederation 150 years ago, considerations of faith were at the forefront of the debate. Convivium contributor Alan Hustak writes that only one bishop in Quebec openly supported the original union. Even those not adamantly opposed, such as Catholic Archbishop Pierre-Flavien Turgeon, tepidly termed it a mere lesser of two evils.

  • Brothers in a Joyful Way

    Alan Hustak

    Franciscan priests and friars, Alan Hustak writes, became part of the Canadian landscape when their now-800-year-old order arrived here from Europe in 1615. Despite drastically reduced numbers, they bring the hope of the Gospel to their work in the world.

  • An Afternoon with Cardinal Newman

    Alan Hustak

    Alan Hustak's biography of Frederick George Scott takes Convivium readers into the private sanctuary of John Henry Cardinal Newman for a private and personal meeting

  • Scheer Faith

    Alan Hustak

    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. 

  • On the Table: Saskatoon's Big Box Cathedral

    Alan Hustak

    Saskatchewan native Alan Hustak goes home and finds that the new cathedral in Saskatoon leaves him wondering if he's wandered into a strip mall by mistake. The building committee assures him he has not.

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