An exchange student friend of mine once commented on an aspect of life in North America she found particularly puzzling. In her words, “When people over here discover that you speak more than one language, they think...

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The world was horrified when an Australian couple rejected their son, a twin, carried by a surrogate, for having Down syndrome. Of course, the details of the case are disputed; the surrogacy contract wasn’t clear....

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In his writings, C.S. Lewis spoke of an “inconsolable longing” in the human heart for “we know not what.” He described it as a “desire for our own far off country . . . for something that has never actually appeared in...

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Although rapidly fading from living memory like an old photograph, there was a time before iPhones and Androids when people took pictures on film with a 35 millimetre camera. The process was slow and cumbersome by today...

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A century ago this summer, outside a café in Sarajevo, a radical Serb nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In short order, Austria-...

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The messy miracle of language

By Subby Szterszky | August 22, 2014 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

An exchange student friend of mine once commented on an aspect of life in North America she found particularly puzzling. In her words, “When people over here discover that you speak more than one language, they think you must be some kind of genius...

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Familial love is not a contract

By Andrea Mrozek | August 15, 2014 | Post your comment | Marriage + Family

The world was horrified when an Australian couple rejected their son, a twin, carried by a surrogate, for having Down syndrome. Of course, the details of the case are disputed; the surrogacy contract wasn’t clear. Closer to home, we have an Ottawa...

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Longing for a far country never visited

By Subby Szterszky | August 12, 2014 | Post your comment | Faith + Religion

In his writings, C.S. Lewis spoke of an “inconsolable longing” in the human heart for “we know not what.” He described it as a “desire for our own far off country . . . for something that has never actually appeared in our experience.” He called it...

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