What is the Catholic lifestyle teachers should live?

By Glen Argan Alberta’s Catholic school system is again under fire from the province’s education minister, David Eggen. The issue this time is the “Catholicity clause” in teachers’ contracts which require teachers to agree to live a Catholic lifestyle. That Catholic teachers ought to live virtuous lives should be obvious. Our schools exist to impart a Catholic worldview to students,

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The Catholic Church’s Changing Position on the Death Penalty

Originally posted on On the Threshold:
A Presentation to the Edmonton Mennonite-Catholic Dialogue Glen Argan | 30 November 2018 ‘Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land.’ (Psalm 101.8) ‘Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also.’ (Matthew 5.39) Although the death penalty is no longer…

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Truth takes a back seat in Khashoggi case

By Glen Argan (originally published in The Catholic Register, October 28, 2018, http://www.catholicregister.org) My plan had been to write this week on the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s encyclical The Splendour of Truth, the sainted pope’s most controversial document. However, as often happens, events intervened, and I put off writing that reflection. Maybe next time. Writing about truth’s “splendour”

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