Of Popes and American politics

If you’ve a long memory and a thing for American politics, the Vatican’s recent anti-Trump intervention may have rung a bell

Of Popes and American politicsIf you’ve a long memory and a thing for American politics, the Vatican’s recent anti-Trump intervention may have rung a bell. Once upon a time, the loyalties of Roman Catholics were deemed suspect, and savvy churchmen learned to be wary of overt partisan involvement lest the fire be inadvertently stoked. Pope Francis seems to have…

Canada Post is keeping bad company

Does business with a man who promotes Holocaust denial, racism, homophobia and sexual assault

Canada Post is keeping bad companyDoes Judy Foote care about racism and Holocaust denial? She must. She’s a veteran of politics, and has been in the game for a couple decades, both in Ottawa and in her home province of Newfoundland. She won re-election in 2015 with 82 per cent of the vote. She has clearly been effective, or she…

Pope/Trump feud comes down to what it means to be a Christian

The Christian obligation to support the underdog is a biblical imperative that goes back to the ancient Israelites

Pope/Trump feud comes down to what it means to be a ChristianThe international media was recently abuzz with a “feud” between Pope Francis and Donald Trump. The attention-grabbing headlines made for some entertainment while shining a spotlight on Christianity and politics in the United States. On the papal plane flying home from Mexico, reporters asked Francis about Trump’s plans to deport illegal immigrants and build a…

If B.C. knew Albertans, it would show more respect

B.C. is a rude, ill-mannered, unpleasant neighbour

If B.C. knew Albertans, it would show more respectAlbertans love the Royal Family. So why does the Queen’s representative in British Columbia speak so rudely to Albertans? As a returned native son, after 30 years as a B.C. expat in Alberta, I find it fascinating to compare how the two neighbours talk to one another. Especially this month, in the wake of Feb.…

Silent Night for Christians facing genocide

Christians experience religious persecution more than any other faith group on a global scale and in absolute numbers

Silent Night for Christians facing genocideThere was good news and bad news around an open letter released in Ottawa recently. The bad news was the letter concerned the persecution of about 230 million Christians worldwide faced with “daily threats of murder, beating, imprisonment, and torture.” An estimated 400 million more Christians face appalling discrimination in housing and jobs. The good…

Young students with diabetes should get equal treatment

A supportive school environment is critically important for keeping children with diabetes safe and healthy

Young students with diabetes should get equal treatmentFor parents of kids with diabetes, the beginning of each new school year brings not only the usual preparations, but also fears for their child’s health and safety. This is especially true if their school or school district does not have a policy to ensure staff are knowledgeable about diabetes, know how to prevent emergencies,…
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