Raymond J. De Souza

Father Raymond J. de Souza is a Cardus Senior Fellow, the founding Editor of Convivium, chaplain at Newman House (the Roman Catholic centre at Queen’s University), and a parish priest, in addition to writing for the National Post and The Catholic Register.

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The Blessedness of Faith: Why Politics Needs Religion

If religion and religious behaviours are driven to the margins of our common life, including our political life, we deprive ourselves of intellectual and practical energies.


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Recapturing the Millennial Tradition

In his latest book, Alasdair MacIntyre argues that in abandoning the Catholic philosophical tradition, the university has impoverished both the life of the church and the world.

Humanity was most fragile of all

Of Hurricane Katrina it has been said that her destruction was of biblical proportions. Since the devastation hit a week ago, it is a biblical verse that has seemed to put some proportion around what happened on the Gulf Coast. Psalm 103: As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.