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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
The Real Presence of Christ

The Real Presence of Christ

Written By: Sandra Walfisz We’ve probably heard the question many times: “Why doesn’t God just come and show Himself to us? Why doesn’t He just come so we can see Him and then we’ll believe that He truly exists? Why can’t He come in a physical form so that we can...

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Where God Lives

Where God Lives

Written By: Patrick Sullivan There is something poetic we think about banishing God from our lives. Like spoiled children who little understand real justice or mercy, we pretend that our modern conception of things is at the very least right, since He rejected us...

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They’re Coming For the Kids

They’re Coming For the Kids

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen Am I an alarmist? I only wish. This is reality. Just a few weeks ago, the Ontario provincial government passed Bill 89- the “Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017”- which among other things, will allow for the state to remove...

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Jesus’ Ardent Longing

Jesus’ Ardent Longing

Written By: Gregory Watson “And he said to them, ‘I have ardently longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’ (Luke 22:15, NJB). On the night before He died, Jesus sat in the Upper Room with His disciples, in order to celebrate the Passover with them. But...

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Before You Judge

Before You Judge

Written By: Diana Nega All of us have story, one that often goes untold. One that we simple keep buried deep inside ourselves or only share with those closest to us. But something we tend to forget is that others around us also have their own stories. It’s just easier...

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Refusing To Be Clothed With This World

Refusing To Be Clothed With This World

Written By:Catherine Spada “Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities,...

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Where Are You?

Where Are You?

Written By: Sandra Walfisz “Then the Lord called to the man, and said to him, ’Where are you?’ “ -Genesis 3:9 I remember the first time I read that I thought to myself, “why would God ask Adam where he is? God obviously knows exactly where Adam is...” It seemed like...

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Looking at Death

Looking at Death

Written By: Patrick Sullivan One of the problems with our perishability is that it forces us to look in a particular direction. In many ways we are like an ancient sailor always with one eye to the edge of the ocean, whose mind cannot fully take in the beauty of the...

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The Mantilla vs. The Hijab

The Mantilla vs. The Hijab

Written By: Tanya Granic Allen “Hypocrisy!” “Double standard!” These are just a few of the public and media outcries when First Lady of the US, Melania Trump, wore a mantilla when she met with the Pope, and didn’t don a hijab upon landing in Saudi Arabia. So is it...

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Transformation by the Holy Spirit

Transformation by the Holy Spirit

Written By: Lawrence Lam During Pentecost we celebrate the transformation of the Church from a scattered scared group of people huddled in a room to the Mystical Body of Christ emboldened to bring the Good News to all the ends of the Earth. This past weekend was full...

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