Category Archives: Catholic Church

In Memory of Monsignor Vincent Foy

Monsignor Vincent Foy went to his eternal rest  on March 13, 2017.  The oldest priest in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Monsignor  Foy was a courageous defender of the Catholic Faith who wrote about Humanae Vitae, the Winnipeg Statement, the abuse … Continue reading

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Faith of our Fathers: the Church militant

Ten years ago in July 2005, Canada legalized same-sex “marriage.” It took the United States ten years to catch up, but finally this past week, SCOTUS ruled in favour of same-sex “marriage.” We all know that the ruling in both … Continue reading

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The Mass as Spectacle

Three weeks ago at Sunday Mass, I spent an hour in total amazement watching how thoroughly Holy Mass can be reduced to a loud, irreverent spectacle.  After many days of replaying the incident in my mind, I managed to put … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider – Holy Communion on the Tongue

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday, June 7, 2015, I am re-linking to my Catholic Insight article on why Holy Communion should be received on the tongue. The article is based on Bishop Athanasius … Continue reading

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Charlie Charlie: a wake-up call for sobriety

I had a talk with my teen-aged kids about the Charlie Charlie craze that has spread throughout social media in epidemic proportions. Charlie Charlie is the “poor man’s Ouija Board” that summons a Mexican demon who answers participants’ questions, much … Continue reading

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Individualism, Hedonism, and Minimalism: Spirit of the world disguised as the Spirit of the Gospel

Father Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is one of his recent thought-provoking homilies. This past Christmas, the Knights of Columbus from our parish generously handed out free copies of a book by Matthew Kelly … Continue reading

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Palliative Care from a Catholic Moral Perspective

On 6 February, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on physician – assisted suicide. The subsequent federal laws that will determine the provision of medical aid in dying will impact the delivery of palliative care. For … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Paschal Candle

Also posted at Catholic Insight At the beginning of the Easter Vigil, when the congregation is engulfed in darkness, the entrance of a single source of light from the Paschal candle signifies hope, salvation, resurrection. It is the light that … Continue reading

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Works without faith

In the March issue of Catholic Insight Magazine, a letter to the editor opined that Holy Mass is only a “start” to following our Lord’s teachings. The letter writer stated that while many Catholics “tend to treat” Holy Mass as … Continue reading

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The Cross Shows the Father’s Love

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) At the heart of the prayer of blessing [in Eph. 1:3ff), the apostle illustrates the way in which the Father’s plan of … Continue reading

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