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Raymond J. de Souza

Father Raymond J. de Souza is the Editor-in-Chief of Convivium, chaplain at Newman House (the Roman Catholic centre at Queen's University), a parish priest, and a Cardus senior fellow, in addition to writing for the National Post and The Catholic Register. Read More ›

Bio last modified March 21st, 2019.
Articles by Raymond J. de Souza
  • Friends Against Scandal

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Whatever comes of the SNC Lavalin debacle facing the Trudeau government, Father Raymond de Souza writes, the friendship between Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott points us to noble things.

  • Gaming the Law

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s miscue, Father Raymond de Souza notes, was to insist on  the rule of law in a game where the rules are rigged.

  • Let’s Really Talk

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Reviving his popular “Small Talk” feature from the print version of Convivium, Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza bemoans the death of local news, critiques the pornographication of the Super Bowl, and argues for setting down our iPhones to speak face-to-face again.

  • The One True GOAT

    Raymond J. de Souza

    There are many great pretenders to the title of greatest athlete of all time. But Father Raymond de Souza acknowledges New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady has a commanding claim to being better than all the rest.

  • Advent's Moment of Meaning

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Today is a time, Father Raymond de Souza writes, not just for counting down the days to Christmas but also an opportunity to more fully understand Christ’s birth.

  • Solidarity Blessed by Blood

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Canadian Muslims stood in solidarity last month with Jews shattered by slaughter in a U.S. synagogue. Now, Father Raymond de Souza writes, Islamic Algeria has welcomed beatification of Catholic martyrs killed by murderous fanatics claiming to act for Islam. The past, Father Raymond reminds, does not define the future.

  • Our Country, Our Gospel

    Raymond J. de Souza

    At a prayer breakfast today in Markham, Ontario, Convivium’s Father Raymond de Souza serves a reminder that Canadian Christians should be as proud to share the Christian Gospel as they are to be Canadians. The reason, de Souza says, isn’t triumphalism but the pure joy of speaking God’s Word.

  • Giving Thanks, Living Faith

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza sees in the kerfuffle around U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Native heritage an example of truth being an act of faith for which we should be thankful.

  • Bringing the Great War Home

    Raymond J. de Souza

    A 1917 speech at Queen’s university disparaging Pope Benedict XV as a puppet of the Kaiser angered Catholic students so much it led to creation of the Newman House on campus, writes Father Raymond de Souza.

  • The Great War’s Great Failure

    Raymond J. de Souza

    This Sunday will mark, Father Raymond de Souza writes, 100 years since the guns fell silent to stop the catastrophe of mud and futility that was the First World War. It was the end, too, of Europe’s game of thrones and the fall of Christendom’s altars.

  • Papal Holiness

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza travels to Rome for the canonization of Pope Paul VI, which he notes is part of a 21st century uptick in papal sainthoods.

  • Sick of Work

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza finds recent concerns about people working themselves into mental illness, on Parliament Hill and elsewhere, have an ancient, Gospel solution.

  • Just Imperfect Justice

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Recent sexual scandals have ensnared those who might be legally innocent but they are just desserts of a time when too many guilty walked free, Father Raymond de Souza writes.

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