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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 January 17th, 2019.
Articles by Raymond J. de Souza
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • The Catholic Crisis So Far

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium’s Editor in Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza provides a compendium of columns to help readers understand the newest iteration of the sexual abuse scandals rocking Rome.

  • Division in the Church

    Raymond J. de Souza

    In a week that saw Pope Francis accused of covering up squalid sexual scandal, Father Raymond de Souza fears for the unity of the Catholic Church but takes counsel in Ezekiel’s warning of God’s judgement on bad shepherds.

  • Huddle Up For Diversity

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    With the Canadian Football League busily promoting the goal of diversity, Father Raymond de Souza notes the distinct absence of height-challenged 140-pound players on the field.

  • Caught In Cottage Culture

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    Father Raymond de Souza confesses to wonderment that so many Canadians irrepressibly set out along traffic clogged roads for distant summer cottages when they could far more comfortably stay home. 

  • Humanae Vitae at 50

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium editor-in-chief Father Raymond de Souza recounts the fury that greeted the Catholic Church’s historic teaching document condemning contraception.

  • Sounding the Trump of Silence

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    In her refreshing reticence around, beside and behind Donald Trump, Father Raymond de Souza writes admiringly, Queen Elizabeth again demonstrated the noble art of saying nothing perfectly.

  • Poland's Perception Problems

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    This summer, Convivium Editor-in-Chief Fr. Raymond de Souza's itinerary includes a visit to Auschwitz. Fr. de Souza reflects on how Auschwitz respects and honours vast memories through its exhibitions. On the other hand, he writes, the Polish government is approaching the practice of memory in a different fashion.

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