Category Archives: Christianity

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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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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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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Contemplating Christ Crucified

(from: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospel by Pope Benedict XVI) A verse of John’s gospel … refers to a messianic prophecy of Zechariah: “They shall look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:37). The beloved … 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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Septuagesima Sundays and the preparation for Lent

Posted at Catholic Insight Before 1969, Septuagesima Sunday was observed in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. According to fisheaters.com, the three Sundays that comprise Septuagesima Sunday are named for their distance to Easter and are as follows: Septuagesima … Continue reading

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Candlemas: The Encounter between Chaos and Light

(from Seek That Which Is Above by Pope Benedict XVI) In everyday modern life we are hardly aware that on February 2nd we celebrate an ancient feast, common to the Church of both East and West, one which used to … Continue reading

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