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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
It’s All Or Nothing

It’s All Or Nothing

Written By: Sandra Walfisz We’ve all heard that God is always watching over us and protecting us, but do we truly believe that? Honestly, in the depths of our hearts? That in EVERY situation, God is always there? Some say yes, actually most will say yes, but when it...

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Leading The Lambs To The Slaughterhouse

Leading The Lambs To The Slaughterhouse

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen Will our Catholic hospitals be forced to start killing their patients through the government “euthanasia” program? I recently read a news article which made the case for three Toronto Catholic health care institutions to do so. Currently...

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STEM Is Not Enough

STEM Is Not Enough

Written By: Lawrence Lam The temperature of controversial discourse reached a boiling point. One might argue it’s been this way for years, but the violence that erupted in Virginia last weekend as well as the firing of an Engineer at Google for speaking out against...

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Your Martyrdom Must Begin Now

Your Martyrdom Must Begin Now

Written By: Gregory Watson O God, giver of that ardour of love for you by which Saint Lawrence was outstandingly faithful in service and glorious in martyrdom, grant that we may love what he loved and put into practice what he taught. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,...

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The Portland Grotto and its Canadian Connection

The Portland Grotto and its Canadian Connection

Written By: Lawrence Lam In the deepest depths of the atheistic Pacific Northwest lies a sanctuary filled with the grace of the Blessed Mother. The Grotto in Portland is a beautiful estate on the east end of the residential sprawl of the largest city in Oregon. The...

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Women and the Church – Christ’s Will for Them

Women and the Church – Christ’s Will for Them

Written By: Catherine Spada On Wednesday the Church will celebrate the feast of St. Edith Stein, also known by her religious name St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was a German Jewish philosopher, and convert to Catholicism following some time as an atheist...

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What’s So Special About The Rib?

What’s So Special About The Rib?

Written By: Sandra Walfisz We all know the second story of creation (Genesis 2:18-23) where God puts man (Adam) in a deep sleep, takes his rib out and creates woman (Eve). Everything God does, He always does with a reason and purpose. God never does anything just...

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We Need Time

We Need Time

Written By: Patrick Sullivan We are so used to communicating through things that we forget it need not be so for the rest of creation. Our literature, our art, our language, our ritual, indeed that elusive construct called culture, are all present for us to send...

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The Tragic Case Of Charlie Gard

The Tragic Case Of Charlie Gard

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen We’ve all seen the headlines and pictures: two teary eyed parents leaving a courtroom, clutching a small stuffed animal belonging to their son, who is stuck in a hospital fighting for his life. These brave parents fought for several...

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Why is the Right Thing to Do, Always the Hard Thing to Do?

Why is the Right Thing to Do, Always the Hard Thing to Do?

Written By: Gregory Watson Back in my youth minister days, I had a situation where someone confided in me about a situation in their life that required me to take some necessary actions, that this person did not want me to take. I had to end up going behind their back...

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