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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

COMMON DECENCY | A castaway on Moderation Island

I’m an orphan. Not literally, as my late parents embraced the daunting task of raising their natural offspring rather well. I’m a political and...

COMMON DECENCY | Goodness and kindness more urgent than ever in these times of...

I’ve been an ordained Anglican cleric for three years and conducted numerous ceremonies but never before have I presided over a baptism in the...

COMMON DECENCY | Anti-choice? Read on

The consequences of the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wade are still thundering on. It would be surprising if Canada went...

COMMON DECENCY | Pope’s apology tour, grudgingly agreed, is but a start

The Papal visit to Canada was, of course, a very good thing. The presence of Pope Francis in this country and his acknowledgment of...

COMMON DECENCY | 43 Group fought fire with fire to avoid greater conflagration

For a column that is essentially about my late father, it might seem slightly odd to begin with a blunt political statement. But here...

COMMON DECENCY | On the brink of conservatism that’s divorced from facts

Political conservatism has come a long way. But in the spirit of the word and the ideology, that doesn’t signify progress. In fact, the...

COMMON DECENCY | Compassion, not ideology, for assisted dying

A recent survey revealed that the majority of people believe in a controlled, supervised, and extremely limited form of assisted dying for those who...

COMMON DECENCY | The curtains may draw, but the magic never ends

When my daughter Lucy was a tiny child, just turned four years old, I took her to see The Nutcracker, in Toronto, that annual...

COMMON DECENCY | Belated but beloved understanding

Recently we celebrated Father’s Day. I’m the father of four, and only after I became a dad did I understand my own father. Oh,...

COMMON DECENCY | When followers of Christ are the least Christian

Last month The Church of Scotland, once considered arch-conservative, voted to allow its clergy to conduct same-sex marriages. Which obliged people to ask that...