Category Archives: rosary

Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading

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Eight suggestions for surviving the Synod hype

Are you overwhelmed by all the media coverage of the Synod? I am. While being informed about the events in Rome is necessary and even a duty of responsible Catholics, it is too easy to get swept along by all … 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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Why we should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight “I’ll pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for you,” I assured a friend who had just revealed some upsetting news. “It seems appropriate.” I had never prayed the Rosary of Seven Sorrows before … 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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The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Hail, holy Mother! The Child to whom you gave birth is the King of Heaven and earth forever. Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother … Continue reading

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Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know – Part 10

“We firmly believe that God is master of the world and of its history. But the ways of His providence are often unknown to us. Only at the end, when our partial knowledge ceases, when we see God ‘face to … Continue reading

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Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know – Part 8

“We firmly believe that God is master of the world and of its history. But the ways of His providence are often unknown to us. Only at the end, when our partial knowledge ceases, when we see God ‘face to … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan, Indomitable Filipinos and How We Are All Connected

Posted at Catholic Insight I can’t fathom the severity of the devastation in the predominantly central region of the Philippines as I watch the news coverage from my comfortable, safe, middle-class home in Canada. I can’t imagine how the survivors … Continue reading

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The Family That Prays The Rosary Together

Posted at Catholic Insight “It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary … the abandonment of the family rosary is a main reason why … Continue reading

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