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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 July 12th, 2019.
Articles by Raymond J. de Souza
  • Mockery and Majesty

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium editor in chief Father Raymond J. de Souza reflects on the new Governor General's recent remarks to the Canadian Science Policy Convention, outlining the connection between faith and science, and the importance of kindness and care for those around us. 

  • 100 Years of Fortitude

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium's editor in chief Father Raymond J. de Souza marks the anniversary of both the Sacred Heart of Mary parish and Queen's University's "Newman Club." 

  • Sears Bankruptcy

    Raymond J. de Souza

    What does the closing of Sears mean for the average citizen? Could it mean the loss of yet another physical space that facilitates our common life? 

  • Talking Insufferable Turkey

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Still eating leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner? Fr. Raymond de Souza offers some “leftovers” of his own. Here are some “leftover” thoughts on smaller items – less important though perhaps more amusing – from recent days. 

  • Calling And Caravaggio

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Today Father Raymond J. de Souza revisits the light and beauty of Caravaggio's timeless work ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ and the truth it continues to communicate to viewers in this day and age. 

  • Statue of Limitations

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium editor-in-chief Father Raymond J. de Souza examines what the recent events in Charlottesville have taught us about the role of historical honour and remembrance.  

  • Petal to the Metal

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Ottawa spends $50 million on showpiece gardens in Winnipeg. Yet Churchill's lone rail line can't be repaired. From Confederation to now, Canada began to go seriously off track.

  • The Future of Canada’s Day

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Indigenous accusations of genocide made our 150th birthday a day of repentance with sporadic fireworks, says Father Raymond J. de Souza. That's not good for Canada. It's even worse for Aboriginal Canadians.

  • Islam & Jerusalem

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Today Editor In Chief Father Raymond J. de Souza takes Convivium readers back to the Six Day War of 1967 that occurred this week in June 50 years ago. 

  • Closing The Apology Book

    Raymond J. de Souza

    On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Pope Francis and asked him to offer the formal apology recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Father Raymond J. de Souza commented on that recommendation on  December 22, 2015 in the National Post. Convivium reprints it below.

  • Taking Steps For Life

    Raymond J. de Souza

    In his reflection following this year's March for Life, Fr. Raymond de Souza explores the differences of opinion in the pro-life community: between a gradual versus "all-or-nothing" approach to pro-life legislation.

  • A Conversation with David Johnston

    Raymond J. de Souza and David Johnston

    At the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Governor-General David Johnston gave profoundly moving remarks about the power of religious faith as exemplified by Queen Elizabeth, and in his own life. We're seeking a transcript for Convivium readers, but for this Victoria Day weekend we're reprising Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza's 2013 interview with the Queen's representative in Canada..