Convivium - Faith in our common life

Convivium promotes and defends faith in our common life.

North American life hums with the assumption that every private concern is now fit material for public debate and social action—every concern, that is, except for religious faith. National columnist Fr. Raymond de Souza, as editor of Convivium, pushes back on this marginalization of religion, though from a posture of engaging persuasion rather than culture war combativeness.

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Here is the core of the Convivium Project: membership comes with special event access, regular email updates and, of course, six printed magazines per year.


Convivium on iPad

We get it. Not everyone reads their magazines on dead trees any longer. Well, Convivium for your iPad can scratch that itch, though you won’t get the full benefits of membership.


Catch Up By Audio

Editor Raymond de Souza and Publisher Peter Stockland watch current events and shake them down through the particular Convivium lense: faith in our common life.


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Recent Videos

From Vancouver to Jerusalem to Sochi, Fr. Raymond uncovers faith in our common life across the globe.


Balancing Religion and Secularism

Should Canadians be debating the proper place of religion in our society or should elected officials be dealing with these issues instead?


What makes the common good common

Paul Donovan comments on the Supreme Court's Loyola decision


Be Not Afraid: An Evening with George Weigel

The biographer of John Paul II sat down with Father Raymond J. de Souza to discuss conversation, conviviality, and calling.


Short Reads

The meat’s in the magazine, but these brief op-eds are a glimpse into why you should join the Convivium Project.

Violating nuclear arms treaties isn’t something the world takes seriously. Just ask Putin

It’s possible that Iran will outmanoeuvre the Obama administration, as Syria and Russia have in the past 18 months. But even if Iran was somehow cajoled into a non-proliferation agreement, why would it keep it?


A little theology on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect metaphor for a once-Christian culture that has abandoned Christianity and no longer aspires to much in the way of culture either.


On Pope Francis, the Church’s loyal son

Pope Francis warns against giving moral questions too much emphasis, but many are enthused by him precisely because they give all their attention to moral questions.