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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
The Millennials – A Unique Opportunity For The Church

The Millennials – A Unique Opportunity For The Church

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen I’m just on the cusp of being included in the Millennial cohort, and us Millennials, well we have a bad rap. A quick google search bring up that Millennials are considered lazy, narcissistic irresponsible, entitled and have no direction....

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I Found My Life, When I Gave It To Mary

I Found My Life, When I Gave It To Mary

Written By: Sandra Walfisz July 16, 2016. The feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It just so happened that my parish had a prayer service and adoration dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima that night. I found myself sitting in the pew, just looking up at Christ on the...

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Give Heed, My people, To My Teaching

Give Heed, My people, To My Teaching

Written By: Catherine Spada "Give heed, my people, to my teaching; turn your ear to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable and reveal hidden lessons of the past." (Psalm 78) Our remembering is much too short, and our end is inevitable and very long....

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Tasting The Graciousness Of God

Tasting The Graciousness Of God

Written By: Catherine Spada “Without self-knowledge you have no root in yourselves personally; you may endure for a time, but under affliction or persecution your faith will not last. This is why many in this age (and in every age) become infidels, heretics,...

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What Happens In Vegas

What Happens In Vegas

Written By: Lawrence Lam The Western world reels yet again from another mass shooting that seems to befall the US more and more often. As I observe news commentators continue to discuss gun control, radicalization, metal illness and prod for causes, I can’t help but...

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To Feel Or Not To Feel

To Feel Or Not To Feel

Written By: Sandra Walfisz Feelings and emotions are things that we tend stray away from or try to hide as best as we can. We fall into these questions when certain emotions arise: should I be feeling this? Is this good or bad? Is this even from God? As Catholics,...

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That’s A Nice Door

That’s A Nice Door

Written By: Patrick Sullivan We have finally installed a new back door, which made sense because the old one was thin. It was worn out. It was well, not much of a back door. The new back door on the other hand is as plain as they come. It is thick enough to keep the...

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Perhaps We Should All Take A Knee

Perhaps We Should All Take A Knee

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen Who knew that kneeling would become a front page headline? After all the years I spent kneeling during Mass, not one headline ever came of it. This week so many news stories have been dedicated to the Trump vs. the NFL national anthem...

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Is the Cross Still Relevant?

Is the Cross Still Relevant?

Written By: Gregory Watson On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame. How I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain  (The Old Rugged Cross, George Bennard) A little while ago, a friend...

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Finding The Joy In Suffering

Finding The Joy In Suffering

Written By: Sandra Walfisz Suffering tends to be the one concept in our lives and faith that we struggle with the most. We struggle to accept it, understand it, and live through it. When we think of this idea of “finding joy in suffering” it sounds like a complete...

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