Category Archives: Christianity

Persevering through the “dark night of the soul”

Posted at Catholic Insight I know someone who is going through a spiritually dark time. When I think of this person, the word that comes to mind is “trial.” It seems to me that God is trying this person through … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Friday Morning

O my God, I offer You all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings, and I beseech You to give me Your grace that I may not offend You this day, but may faithfully serve You and do Your Will in … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen: Reflections on Original Sin and the Incarnation

Fr. Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his thought-provoking extended homily that uses the Disney movie, Frozen, as an analogy for Original Sin and the Mystery of the Incarnation. (warning: spoiler alert) Today, I’d … Continue reading

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Reparation to the Sacred Heart: a prayer for troubled times

It is understandable to feel concern, uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety in these troubled times. Jesus, it seems, is asleep as our little boat continues to be tossed amidst the storms that rage within the Catholic Church and throughout the world. … Continue reading

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Islam, the Rosary, and the Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive conflict fought between the outnumbered European fleet and the advancing Islamic Ottoman Turks on October 7, 1571. Pope Pius V armed the entire European fleet with rosaries and named them the Holy League. … Continue reading

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I am Nazarene

I had not planned on writing a blog post for a couple of weeks since I am on vacation with my husband and some of our children. But after watching and reading the news coverage of the genocide in northern … Continue reading

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Divine beauty and the providence of sin

Posted at Catholic Insight Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M. begins The Evidential Power of Beauty with this sentence: “Every human person is drawn to beauty.” We are stirred by all manifestations of beauty: a majestic piece of music, breathtaking scenery, a … Continue reading

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Journey to the Heart of God

To lead every individual with Mary to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Fourteenth Sunday per annum. Come to me, all you that … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Love; Eucharistic life

Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living … Continue reading

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Heroic virtue, martyrdom, and putting on Christ

Posted at Catholic Insight On  April 28, 2014, the Canadian Senate passed  Bill C-250 which adds “sexual orientation” to the list of classes that the Canadian Criminal Code protects under its hate provisions. With this provision in place, how long will … Continue reading

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