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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
Social Justice Catholicism

Social Justice Catholicism

Written By: Kennedy Hall Social Justice Catholicism is a problem.  It turns Catholicism and the Tradition of the Faith into a collection of truisms about social inequity and borderline socialistic politics.  At times, regrettably, it is overtly socialistic, and even...

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Hope Changes the Past

Hope Changes the Past

Written By: Micahel Smolders Faith in an infinitely good God, transforms all tragedy into a concealed blessing unveiled by hope. In the wake of the Humboldt tragedy we are left confused by the senseless loss of such promising youth.  The thought of this happening to...

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Has Christ Risen In Your Life?

Has Christ Risen In Your Life?

Written By: Sandra Walfisz When we hear some of the Gospel readings, sometimes we only take in the surface image and simply see them as a “great story”. Last Friday we had the scene from the Gospel of John that takes place after the Resurrection of Christ, where Peter...

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Married Priests Are Not The Solution

Married Priests Are Not The Solution

Written By: Catherine Spada The wrong thought is being pondered, and the real issues are being avoided. I came across an article from the Catholic Register this past week regarding the current climate of the Catholic Church in Quebec. The article speaks to the decline...

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Of All Men Most Miserable

Of All Men Most Miserable

Written By: Gregory Watson And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins. Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable (1 Corinthians...

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Confessions Of A “Creationist”

Confessions Of A “Creationist”

Written By: Kennedy Hall I do not believe in the Theory of Evolution.  I am certain that I do not believe in it.  I thought that I did for a while, but I realized over the last few months that I never really have. This is a controversial topic, to say the least, and I...

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The Way Of The Cross Is A Way Of Love

The Way Of The Cross Is A Way Of Love

Written By: Sandra Walfisz When we think about the way of the cross, we often focus on the pain and suffering that Christ went through. We go through the stations in sorrow, and with a heavy heart as we try to picture what that moment would’ve looked like. Those of us...

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Self-Analysis And Other Terrible Ideas

Self-Analysis And Other Terrible Ideas

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Sometimes we can come up with some terrible ideas but for all of the right reasons. We can, for example, decide to stop eating because we fast and do penance all too little (a terrible idea for just about anyone short of the mystic). We...

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No Liturgy, No Justice. No Justice, No Peace.

No Liturgy, No Justice. No Justice, No Peace.

Written By: Lawrence Lam This past weekend in America a the country witnessed the March for Our Lives, a demonstration of student activists calling for some sort of vague action to lower the probability of gun violence coast to coast. We are reminded of echoes of the...

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Is It Against Church Teaching To Be A Liberal?

Is It Against Church Teaching To Be A Liberal?

Written By: Kennedy Hall Am I suggesting that every Catholic is required to be a conservative in order to exercise legitimate political participation?  I will let you decide which political parties in the current spectrum are reconcilable with Church teaching...

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