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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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As Morning Breaks

One of the many gifts in my blogging life is the privilege of being part of the  Gospel Reflection team at CatholicMom.com  where I am also a monthly columnist. As a Gospel Reflection team member, I write short, hopefully helpful, … Continue reading

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St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: the vocation and role of woman

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a brilliant philosopher, an accomplished author, a Jewish convert and a Carmelite nun, a martyr, and a saint. In her great body of writing, she considered the unique gifts that God has endowed … Continue reading

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Dear young family at Sunday Mass

Also posted at Catholic Insight To the young family who sat in front of us at Sunday Mass, this is for you. You made me smile as I was reminded of what Mass with young children is all about. How … Continue reading

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St. Monica, pray for us

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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Short shorts and midriffs: dressing our daughters

Posted at Catholic Insight According to webmed.com, girls begin a growth spurt around the age of 9 or 10, with the fastest growth at around 11 or 12 years of age. Typically, girls grow about three inches per year during … Continue reading

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The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

Today marks the 220th anniversary of the martyrdom of sixteen French Carmelite Sisters who were executed because they would not renounce the Catholic Church during the French Revolution. They remain powerful witnesses and models of  heroic virtue and faith as … Continue reading

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Soils and Grounds

“The parable of the sower or of the soils and grounds in essence, affirms the truth that it is possible to say either yes or no to the gift of salvation, or even to be indifferent to it” Fr. Marco … Continue reading

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Courageous words of wisdom from Msgr. Vincent Foy

In the June print issue of Catholic Insight, I wrote an article on Monsignor Vincent Foy who was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto on June 3, 1939. He celebrated his seventy-fifth anniversary to the priesthood at a … Continue reading

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United in Christ

 Salvation is communion, a union with Jesus and the Father, but also a union with others who share the same life. Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the sixth Sunday … Continue reading

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