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

A Holy Advent

A Holy Advent

Written By: Patrick Sullivan We have all encountered holy days and seasons that do not excite us nearly us much as they should. We have all stared out windows hoping for snow or something to lift us up and change how we see the days we are supposed to be looking... read more
Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception

Written By: Tricia Everaert, We’re deep into the ‘holiday season’ now, making preparations for Christmas. Signs of festivity abound, from carols played on a loop in shops to hyper signs advertising sales to entice deeper spending. As Christians we must fight hard... read more
Celebrating Obligation

Celebrating Obligation

Written By: Lawrence Lam Another Holy Day of Obligation is just around the corner. The US has a number of Holy Days that supersede even what Canadians are bound to per their respective Bishops’ Conferences. These Holy Days, like the Immaculate Conception or All Saints... read more
Advent… A Good Time To Clean

Advent… A Good Time To Clean

Written By: Patrick Sullivan There is something purifying about buckling down and cleaning your living space. There are the memories of encountering papers half discarded, there is the thrill of once again sorting books as if the authors themselves could be honoured,... read more
Christmas Spirit, or Advent Anticipation?

Christmas Spirit, or Advent Anticipation?

Written By: Naomi Toms Our North American culture as a whole, it seems, has lost the concept of the Season of Advent. Even by now, we have already been listening to pop Christmas music over radios for over a week, with December having only just begun! There are some... read more
Sword and Serpent: A Review

Sword and Serpent: A Review

Written By: Gregory Watson, I recently had the opportunity to read an advance release of Sword and Serpent, a great new Catholic novel written by Dr. Taylor Marshall. (If you have yet to be blessed by Dr. Marshall, I’d encourage you to visit www.taylormarshall.com and... read more
Should Women Work Outside the Home?

Should Women Work Outside the Home?

Written By: Sarah Gould I’m pretty passionate, when it comes to certain issues.  In my (online) travels I get to read all sorts of articles and posts, but it’s really the off-balance treatises on femininity that get my blood boiling.  I can’t stand writers who think... read more
Who Are My Brothers And Sisters?

Who Are My Brothers And Sisters?

Written By: Lawrence Lam As the liturgical year ends, it is natural to use Advent as a preparation time for figuring out what to do about 2015. Lots of food for thought are on the offering this week. Earlier this week at the installation mass of Archbishop Cupich in... read more
Knowing What You Are Not

Knowing What You Are Not

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Sometimes the first step to knowing oneself is figuring out who you are not. And while this kind of self-discovery is not the preferred method of introspection, it can nevertheless teach us something that narrows our search somewhat. It is... read more
School of Silence

School of Silence

Written By: Naomi Toms “In the silence of the heart, You speak…” – Audrey Assad There isn’t a whole lot of room for silence in our world today. Saturated by a constant stream of information, images, and movies, inundated with a constant demand for availability... read more

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