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A dignified life; a dignified death

Posted at Catholic Insight I lost someone very special recently, someone who demonstrated for me what a dignified death looks like. In the eyes of the world, he had been dealt a lousy hand, sentenced to life in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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Candlemas: The Encounter between Chaos and Light

(from Seek That Which Is Above by Pope Benedict XVI) In everyday modern life we are hardly aware that on February 2nd we celebrate an ancient feast, common to the Church of both East and West, one which used to … Continue reading

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Eight Strategies for a Calm, Fruitful Advent

Most of us are distracted with so many things. Busyness is a stress-inducing condition of daily life. We rush from one place to another, and try to juggle one too many commitments. With only one month left before Christmas, our … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face

“On the day of her religious profession she prayed that no soul be damned today. She saw herself as a Bride of Christ and a Mother of Souls. Indeed she had entered Carmel to save souls and to pray for … 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 Gift of Motherhood

The Catholic Register, Canada’s Catholic news source,  asked me to submit a short reflection for their Mother’s Day feature. Here is the text of my article:   When I was twenty years old, I self-assuredly told all my friends that … Continue reading

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“O Sacred Banquet in which Christ is received”

“At every Mass we are physically at the foot of the Cross and our Lord provides everyone who loves Him with an opportunity to be with Him on Calvary.” Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. … Continue reading

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Are you being served?

Posted at Catholic Insight All through the long, harsh Canadian winter, the sounds of coughing, sneezing, and sniffling were commonplace. Viruses and bacteria sensed the vulnerability of weather-weary bodies and attacked with a vengeance, and it seemed as if the … Continue reading

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The God whom we adore is the God of the living

 “Every stage of our human life has been sanctified and consecrated by the presence of the Son of God.” Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the fifth Sunday in Lent … Continue reading

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A Feminine Genius Responds to Jimmy Carter

Posted at Catholic Insight Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, is making the rounds of the major media outlets and talk shows pedaling his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. The description … Continue reading

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