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The physical effects of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus

For the March print edition of Catholic Insight Magazine, I wrote an article on the physical effects of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus.  The article was part of a Lenten meditation on Jesus’ ultimate self-giving act of love and … Continue reading

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Am I Dumb Because I Have Eight Kids?

Also posted at Catholic Insight Magazine The Guardian U.K. recently published an article entitled Should we care that smart women aren’t having kids? The piece was based on the work of Satoshi Kanazawa, a London School of Economics psychologist who … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Mothers and Fathers

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholic insight.com He gently leads his dad down the aisle.  Mass is about to begin and he knows it will take a few minutes to get him settled.  The son’s hand firmly grasped around dad’s … Continue reading

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Late Have I Loved You

(This is also posted at Catholic Insight  catholicinsight.com) “Late have I loved You, beauty so old and so new; late have I loved You…” If part of that famous passage from Book Ten in Confessions of St. Augustine were lifted … Continue reading

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Mid-Lent check-up

One of the kids in my First Communion Class asked me how many more days are left in Lent.  When I answered that we are just about halfway through, there was a very loud, disappointed chorus of aawwwws from most … Continue reading

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A Child’s Song of Praise

If it’s Tuesday evening, then my ten-year old daughter has choir practice.  She’s one of a few dedicated children at our parish who lend their enthusiastic voices each week at Sunday Mass.  I’m one of the harried parents who rush … Continue reading

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Authenticity

Did you hear the one about the woman who became a man but then gave birth to three kids and now wants a divorce?  True story. Thomas Beatie was born a woman, Tracy Lagondino.  He (she?) claims he always felt … Continue reading

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Fasting: A Common Sense Approach

Three years ago during Friday evening Lenten Mass, I was called upon to use my nursing skills in an emergency situation.  Just as the cantor began the Gospel Acclamation, an elderly woman in the pew in front of my family … Continue reading

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The Rosaries Of Our Lives

Sometime before Christmas I made the upsetting discovery that I had lost one of my favourite rosaries.  People lose rosaries all the time, I know, but this particular one was very special to me.  This was the rosary that accompanied … Continue reading

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Blogging At Catholic Insight

Catholic Insight Magazine is a Canadian publication started by Fr. Alphonse de Valk, CSB, in 1993. “Catholic Insight seeks to enlighten hearts and minds by proclaiming the splendour of truth and the sanctity of life. It endeavours to foster the … Continue reading

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