Category Archives: My Freelance Articles

The Mustard Seed: Graduation ends a journey of pure joy

By Glen Argan (from The Catholic Register, Oct. 29, 2017) Graduating from high school or university can be a poignant moment in life’s journey. It typically marks a transition from one lifestyle to another. For many, graduation primarily represents the reception of a credential, those years of study being the means to the desired end of receiving a piece of

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Comment: Defining ‘Catholic’ is a must in elections

By Glen Argan (from The Catholic Register, Nov. 12, 2017) Serving on a Catholic school board was never in my plans. I was a Catholic journalist, not a school trustee. So, I never considered running for a school board until about 16 months ago. At that time, the Catholic board in Edmonton was in total disarray with a high degree

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How Canada can recover the exuberance of its centennial year

(From The Catholic Register,, issue of June 25, 2017) Mustard Seed By Glen Argan So striking in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations is the lack of the exuberance which marked our centennial in 1967. Fifty years ago, every village, town and city had a centennial project which, in some way, expressed its hope for an even better future. Hundreds of

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Arms sale to Saudi Arabia puts American jobs above Yemeni lives

(Originally published in The Catholic Register, Toronto, By Glen Argan The global arms trade is a peculiar form of commerce. If, for example, you own an ice cream stand, all customers are welcome. You would sell your ice cream to your worst enemy without qualms. However, nations are more selective when it comes to selling weapons. They are keen

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The ways of peace: Our Lady of Fatima and non-violent resistance

By Glen Argan (Published in The Catholic Register, Toronto,; issue of May 22, 2017) Students at St. Augustine School in Regina were abuzz in the fall of 1960 when we learned a priest was coming who would reveal a secret message from the Virgin Mary. Until then, my eight-year-old friends had known nothing about Our Lady of Fatima and

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