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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 June 21st, 2018.
Articles by Raymond J. de Souza
  • Solzhenitsyn’s Kick Against The Pricks

    Raymond J. de Souza

    As global soccer fans tune in to the sport’s World Cup in Moscow, Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza salutes the 40th anniversary of the great Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s earth-shaking commencement speech at Harvard University.

  • The G7’s C Team

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Leaders of the G7 countries meeting this week in Quebec aren’t in crisis, observes Convivium Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza. They are the crisis.

  • Fire at the Royal Wedding

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Episcopalian Bishop Michael Curry sizzled with his red-hot histrionics at the recent Royal Wedding, but fizzled when it came to preaching the Gospel message of Divine Love, writes Editor in Chief Father Raymond de Souza.

  • A Toast to Monsieur Macron

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Ending a week that saw the launch of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute and hosting of the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, Father Raymond de Souza notes the French president seems a better friend of faith in common life than Canada’s own prime minister.

  • Wrong Way Charlie

    Raymond J. de Souza

    New Democrat MP Charlie Angus’ bid to embarrass Pope Francis into apologizing ­– yet again – for Canada’s residential schools is wrong, wrong, and monstrously wrong, writes Convivium Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza.

  • Jesus And Humboldt

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza, Convivium’s editor in chief, says a pastor’s unadorned call to Christ was crucial following this week’s horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan.

  • Preach It, Reverend King!

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza, Convivium’s editor in chief, reflects on the influence of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on North America, and on his own call to priestly life. 

  • Cardinal Sarah, Man of Prayer

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Hosting Robert Cardinal Sarah last week, Convivium Editor in Chief Father Raymond de Souza found himself face to face with one of the great Christian lives of our day, and alongside the exemplification of prayerful disposition.

  • The Peterson Protests

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Father Raymond de Souza was at a speech given by Jordan Peterson, perusing the foreword to the best-selling author’s latest book, when the mob erupted outside the hall at Queen’s University in Kingston.

  • God Must Be Tax Free

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium’s Editor in Chief Father Raymond de Souza says pressure to tax churches misunderstands the distinction between Heaven and the State. 

  • Zen Is Now

    Raymond J. de Souza

    At a Cardus-Convivium event five years ago, China’s Cardinal Joseph Zen warned sharply of dangers to the Catholic Church in courting the Communist regime. Fresh events, Father Raymond de Souza notes, show the Cardinal was prescient as he was pointed. 

  • Battlefield Of Our Hearts

    Raymond J. de Souza

    This December Convivium's editor in chief, Father Raymond J. de Souza delivered this inspiring address to over 900 faithful young people of faith gathered in Ottawa to ring in the new year together at CCO's Rise Up. 

  • What’s Not Canada?

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium’s editor in chief asks why more care wasn’t put into investigating a young girl’s tale about her sliced hijab – for her sake and for Canada’s

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