Category Archives: Catholic

In Honour of World Communications Day 2015

One of my greatest pleasures and privileges as a blogger is to be part of the team at CatholicMom.com. On this website, founded by author and speaker, Lisa Hendey, I write a Gospel reflection for the third day of each … Continue reading

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St. Gianna: the modern woman’s saint

Also posted at Catholic Insight It is said that God gives us the saints we need in our time. Saints who, by their lives rooted in self-surrendering, self-sacrificing love show us how to conquer the darkness of the world in … Continue reading

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The month of May and the Act of Total Consecration

” I’d like to renew my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary,” I explained  to my spiritual director. ” I feel that something in my life needs to change.” It has been about one year since I first prayed the … 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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“Look at Him, even just for a moment”

Life is extremely busy. I’m taking another parish nursing online course and my days are filled with family/work/school/volunteer commitments. There’s never enough time. When the calendar is overflowing, it’s easy to rush through prayer, or worse, stop spending time in … 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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God’s Basin

(From: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospels by Pope Benedict XVI) Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). God loves his creature, man; he even loves him … Continue reading

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“Not My Will, But Yours”

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) The three Apostles – Peter, James, and John – were asleep [in Gethsemane], but they awoke intermittently and heard the refrain of … Continue reading

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Jesus, the High Priest

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) The Letter to the Hebrews gave us a profound interpretation of this prayer of the Lord [in] Gethsemane. It says: Jesus’ tears, … Continue reading

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