Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Lessons From a Night on the Street

On a bitterly cold winter night just before Christmas, I participated in something I have never done before. I joined a group of volunteers from Feed The Need in Toronto and handed out socks, warm clothes and food to some … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Mass: reclaim the Faith

Posted at Catholic Insight During a recent Sunday Mass, I witnessed an incident that I hope I never see again. A child whom I know is still receiving catechism classes in preparation for First  Communion received the Holy Eucharist with … Continue reading

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The Pope Francis Effect (or why I’m having a tough time)

Posted at Catholic Insight and Catholic Lane I have a confession. I’m having a tough time adjusting to Pope Francis. I admit that I’m a Pope Benedict XVI fan girl and I’m still getting over Pape Bene’s understandable departure. It’s … Continue reading

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On Unemployed Youth and Forgotten Seniors

Posted at Catholic Insight There’s a great line in the book: Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know, by Diane Moczar. In writing about the downfall of Rome, she quotes an historian’s description of the Roman Empire before its demise: “a … Continue reading

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Ten Suggestions for Being Contemplative in a Noisy World

Posted at Catholic Insight I sat in my kitchen on the morning of Labour Day, watching and listening to the activity around me. My husband and I, along with our three youngest children, had arrived home on the previous evening … Continue reading

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Empowering Our Youth to Make a “Mess”

Posted at Catholic Lane and Catholic Insight In one of his World Youth Days homilies, Pope Francis told the throng of enthusiastic young adults that he wants “a mess”. “I want to tell you something. What is it that I … Continue reading

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Receiving Communion on the Tongue

One of my fellow Catholic Insight Magazine bloggers wrote a great article on why faithful Catholics ought to be receiving the Holy Eucharist on the tongue……. “I’m heartbroken to announce that last week, we discovered a crushed consecrated Host beneath … Continue reading

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About Washing Women’s Feet

This is also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com Pope Francis washes the feet of women on Holy Thursday and the Catholic world goes crazy!  The “yays” and the “nays” are not so quietly lining up on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Will You Let Me Be Your Servant?

This is also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you? Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too. We are pilgrims on … Continue reading

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Servant of the Servants of God

   

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