Opinion

Weekend in Kingston

AYBE I'M JUST a grumpy, anti-social, middle-aged crank. Maybe my sympathies are easily skewered. Maybe that's the easiest explanation...

Pioneering paleontologist recognized

WO HUNDRED YEARS after her birth, a seminal figure in the development of science - and an Anglican in her later years -...

A statement from the Primate

Excerpts from a statement by Primate Michael Peers Among this newspaper's readers are some who are confronting agonizing decisions about medical treatment for loved ones...

Linden’s new disc a winning fusion of roots and pop

Colin Linden Raised by Wolves Columbia / Sony Music Canada ...

Memoirs of a redoubtable nun

Other Little Ships by Sister Constance Murphy SSJD Patmos Press $19.95 (paper) ISBN 0-9693827-3-1 Redoubtable is one word that...

Mourning parish looks to future

WOULD YOU TELL US how you are feeling right now?" The question was asked as a bright light was shone into my eyes, and...

The way it was … as seen by the Churchman

100 years ago: May 1898 Canadian Churchman reported that the cry for short sermons has become so common, almost universal, that it becomes necessary to...

Healing the body, mind and church

IN JERUSALEM A YEAR AGO I was going up a set of stairs made of rough stone when I turned my ankle and fell. The...

Even the angels couldn’t save this one

IN 1988, the German director Wim Wenders made a movie called Wings of Desire. It was an ethereal, haunting tale of angels who observed...

This summer, stop and smell the pages

HOSE LAZY DAYS of summer when it is possible to settle down with a good book seem to be fewer and further between...

Church still together after somnolent synod

WE ARE NOT (divided).' With those words, Archbishop Michael Peers brought the church's 35th General Synod to a close in a short speech that...

Still grooving after second album

IN 1996, the Minneapolis-based trio Semisonic served notice that they had a future in pop music with their debut album Great Divide. Among the...

Author on journey of self-discovery

Joy Kogawa signing a book at the Festival of Faith and Writing. EVERY BOOK I've written has changed me," says poet and novelist Joy...

`Disappointed’ by authors’ caricatures

NAIVELY, I HOPED the authors of The Challenge of Tradition would offer a solid and serious critique of the Essentials movement (and substantive criticisms...

Canadians join literary luminaries

CANADIANS JOY KOGAWA and Bruce Cockburn joined literary luminaries Elie Wiesel, John Updike, Katherine Paterson, Jon Hassler and David James Duncan in headlining The...