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Forgiving

Forgiving

Written By: Patricia Everaert ‘Tis the season of Lent, that time of year when we forego chocolate and other guilty pleasures in order to become better people. (I know, I know: that is a very simplistic interpretation. It is about prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in... read more
Are You Scared Yet?

Are You Scared Yet?

Written By: Patrick Sullivan If you have taken your Lenten journey seriously this year, then I have no doubt that it has been quite a struggle. For some, the struggle might come from hearing more of the evil one than they are used to discerning in their ordinary... read more
Baptism Now Saves You

Baptism Now Saves You

Written By: Gregory Watson Christ himself died once and for all sins, the upright for the sake of the guilty, to lead us to God. In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life, and, in the spirit, he went to preach to the spirits in prison. They... read more
An Apologist Takes a Moment

An Apologist Takes a Moment

Written By: Lawrence Lam, I just finished reading Mark Brumley’s The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics. Man, I wish I had read this a long time ago because I have probably committed each one of the sins described therein over my course of discussing and debating the... read more
7 Ways To Maximize Your Lent

7 Ways To Maximize Your Lent

Written By: David Gilbert Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the season when Christians are called to renew their spiritual observations of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This is a time for personal conversion leading up to the celebration of Easter. It is a... read more
Lent – A Time To Get Holy

Lent – A Time To Get Holy

Written By: Sarah Gould I remember Lent as a kid. It was the longest stretch of time next to the day before Christmas. Although unlike Advent, Lent was chock full of not-eating and not-drinking, not-watching tv and not-doing most things I enjoyed. Whatever I liked,... read more
The Epidemic of Distraction

The Epidemic of Distraction

Written by: Naomi Toms Buzzfeed. Netflix. Facebook. Youtube. And many others still. How many of us have wasted countless hours getting lost on one or more of these, getting distracted by who knows what? We are constantly drawn to their updates, be it random... read more
Love Isn’t Grey

Love Isn’t Grey

Written By: Patricia Everaert With St. Valentine’s Day being upon us it seems appropriate to talk about mushy love stuff. In every romantic comedy and fairy tale, love plays out like this: boy meets girl, they quickly ‘fall in love’, overcome a brief obstacle, and... read more
Preparing for Lent

Preparing for Lent

Written By: Patrick Sullivan As Lent approaches I find myself reading and discerning the Scriptures in a very different way than I usually do. For while my heart is still on evangelization, I cannot help but think that our proclamation of Jesus must take on a... read more
Pray for Us Sinners, Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Pray for Us Sinners, Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Written By: Lawrence Lam In 2 Timothy 4:7, Paul uses olympian athletic language to describe the struggle through life to achieve the crowning heavenly glory. You could generally apply the imagery of your favourite sport as an analogy of life’s struggles on the way to... read more
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