Author Archive for Paul Schratz

I feel the same way you do

Paul Schratz’s recent column demonstrates the depth and breadth of trauma flowing from recent sexual abuse revelations in the Catholic Church. Though he is speaking primarily to fellow Catholics, his message applies to all of us. Since the news came out about… Read more →

Turning a blind eye to prostitution

A peculiar thing happened in Vancouver when Canada’s new prostitution law came into effect in 2014. Instead of turning the efforts of law enforcement toward sex buyers, pimps and traffickers, as the law was intended to do, the exploitation of women has… Read more →

Free speech is under threat in Canada

Which of the following statements is true? Canada’s national sport is hockey. Canada has a constitutional right to abortion. Canada is a secular nation with separation of church and state. Trick question. They’re all false. Mistaken beliefs about Canada abound.… Read more →