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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
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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Obsessed With Circles

Obsessed With Circles

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Of all the shapes it is quite fascinating that we have become enamored with the circle. As if the points on all others were somehow less than divine, many faiths have seen in its roundness the perfect image for this doctrine or that. And...

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Happy Birthday Mary!

Happy Birthday Mary!

Written By: Gregory Watson “If Mary no longer finds a place in many theologies…the reason is obvious: they have reduced faith to an abstraction. And an abstraction does not need a Mother” (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI]). I have a little...

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Teach Love

Teach Love

Written By: Catherine Spada "to educate children you must love them and love them all equally." (St. Marcellin Champagnat) If we can't love those who challenge us then I do not believe we love at all. Naturally we can't begin to understand how we are called to love...

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The Most Dangerous Enemy Is A Hidden Enemy

The Most Dangerous Enemy Is A Hidden Enemy

Written By: Sandra Walfisz When you think of a battle field, who is the most deadly solider in the army? It’s not the biggest or the strongest, but the one who is hidden. It’s snipers. They go through incredibly intensive training and their goal is to be completely...

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What’s Your Church Founded On?

What’s Your Church Founded On?

Written By: Gregory Watson “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). When it comes right down to it, the thing that ultimately separates all the other...

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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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