The annual Academy Award ritual attracts the largest global audience for any film-related event, says Gerald Schmitz. He gives his predictions, and talks about a couple of Oscar snubs.Remembering Romero
On Feb. 3, Pope Francis signed a decree recognizing as martyrdom the March 24, 1980, assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Two editorials which were written by Andrew Britz, OSB, provide background to this important development.Dark side of history
The Canadian establishment has begun to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth in 1815. But there is a darker story here about the man often considered to be the father of Confederation, writes Dennis Gruending.