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Raymond J. de Souza

Father Raymond J. de Souza is the Editor-in-Chief of Convivium, chaplain at Newman House (the Roman Catholic centre at Queen's University), a parish priest, and a Cardus senior fellow, in addition to writing for the National Post and The Catholic Register. Read More ›

Articles by Raymond J. de Souza
  • A Conversation with David Johnston

    Raymond J. de Souza and David Johnston

    At the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Governor-General David Johnston gave profoundly moving remarks about the power of religious faith as exemplified by Queen Elizabeth, and in his own life. We're seeking a transcript for Convivium readers, but for this Victoria Day weekend we're reprising Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza's 2013 interview with the Queen's representative in Canada. .

  • Suffering For Life

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    Editor in Chief of Convivum Father Raymond J. de Souza reports on the National March for Life that will take place in Ottawa today touching on the meaning of suffering and the importance of upholding the sanctity of life. 

  • Baptism and Full Communion

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    Convivium Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on a moment of unity during Pope Francis' visit to Egypt last week that received relatively little attention, but is certainly a highlight.

  • Emptied Out of Egypt

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    Convivium Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on the significance of Pope Francis and Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, addressing a peace conference hosted by the Al-Azhar mosque in Egypt tomorrow. 

  • The Empty Tomb

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    Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on the power of the empty tomb as we head into Easter weekend. 

  • Mea Maxima Masculinity Culpa

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    Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on the Man Up Against Violence Week occurring at the University of Regina, socialized hypermasculinity, and the true nature of confession. 

  • Post-Christian Mobs of Yobs

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    On the heels of a full week, Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on the violence in both London, England and London, Ontario, St. Patrick's Day, and the release of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option. 

  • Launching Questions

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    Editor in Chief Father Raymond J de Souza reflects on the launch of Convivium as an online publication and examines the matter of multiple answers, and questions.

  • Who Are We?

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    Editor in Chief Father Raymond J de Souza delivers a moving reflection on the mosque murder that occurred earlier this week in Quebec City and examines the corresponding themes of solidarity and identity this tragedy asks us to consider. 

  • Empathy

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    Father Raymond J de Souza takes a look at empathy in the broader context of today's entertainment industry and socio-political sphere. 

  • Re-evaluating Russia

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    Father Raymond J de Souza delivers an analysis of Prime Minister Trudeau's promotion of Chrystia Freeland to foreign minister and Russia's position on the world stage. 

  • Wonder Woman

    Raymond J. de Souza

    A septuagenarian, Wonder Woman is still admirably fit. She fights crime with her lasso for truth-extracting, her bracelets for bullet-repelling and her bustier for, well, attention-gathering. The comic book world dresses women in impractically revealing outfits for the same reason that NFL cheerleaders dress the way that they do – because powerful men prefer it.

  • Patrick Brown Doubles Down

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    The new MPP for the Ontario riding of Niagara-West Glanbook is Sam Oosterhoff, who won the safe Progressive Conservative riding after the resignation of former party leader Tim Hudak. Oosterhoff is 19-years-old. Someone who will probably not help him celebrate his 20th birthday is Michael Coren, erstwhile conservative Catholic, now Anglican convert, and new columnist for the United Church Observer among other publications.

  • Reform the Party

    Raymond J. de Souza

    It’s been a rough fortnight for the federal government. First, global ridicule was rained down upon the prime minister for his affectionate tribute to Fidel Castro. Then the hapless “democratic reform” minister, Maryam Monsef, rose in the House of Commons to castigate the electoral reform committee for not doing its job because it did not recommend what the government wanted it to recommend.

  • Family Politics

    Raymond J. de Souza

    As American families sat down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, they might not have chosen to talk about politics after a year in which politics was too much with us. At the same time, as they looked around the table at those who were present – and more importantly, those who were not present – they might have seen the deeper factors that have produced the prevailing political situation.

  • From Sea to Sea: A Continuing Survey of Religion, Culture and Public Life

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Pope Francis and Violent Jihad: Lessons in Poland It’s a bit unfair to hold Pope Francis’ impromptu remarks against him. On more than one occasion, he has emphasized that he just says the first thing that comes to mind; which is, he concedes, often wrong. That certainly occurred to more than a few listening to his remarks during this summer of Islamist terror.


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