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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
What Does it Mean to be Transformed by the Gospel?  Part 3

What Does it Mean to be Transformed by the Gospel? Part 3

Written By: Naomi Toms In my last post two weeks ago, we continued exploring what transformation by the Gospel should actually look like. The choice, when it comes down to it, is between clinging to the life we were born with – finite, biological, self-centered life –... read more
St. Augustine Made Me Catholic

St. Augustine Made Me Catholic

Written By: Gregory Watson As I’ve mentioned many times here before, I’m a convert to the Catholic faith–and it’s St. Augustine’s fault! After becoming disillusioned with the denominational tradition of my youth, though not with... read more
Shower Down Your Blessing Like the Dewfall

Shower Down Your Blessing Like the Dewfall

Written By: Patricia Everaert The new translation of the Mass has restored to us beautiful language and imagery lost during the initial move to the vernacular in the 1960s. At Mass this morning I had one of those moments of hearing something familiar with fresh ears... read more
Your Friends Can Say A Lot About You

Your Friends Can Say A Lot About You

Written By: David Gilbert Have you ever heard the saying, “Show me your friends and I will tell you what kind of person you are”. Last week I had a friend over for supper and some beers. This friend of mine is on fire for the Lord. Throughout the evening we talked... read more
Locked Out

Locked Out

Written By: Patrick Sullivan It was time for my morning coffee and I decided to take a quiet walk in my garden. The hope was that all would be peaceful. I would be inspired. I would plan out my day. You know, all would be perfect. And it really seemed that way, until... read more
What Does it Mean to be Transformed by the Gospel?  Part 2

What Does it Mean to be Transformed by the Gospel? Part 2

Written by: Naomi Toms In my last post, two weeks ago, I had begun discussing the question – how is the Gospel actually supposed to be transformative? How are we supposed to be different from what we would have been without it? In a nutshell, the difference is... read more
The Most Difficult Teaching for Me to Accept

The Most Difficult Teaching for Me to Accept

Written By: Gregory Watson, The Catholic Church has many teachings that can be very difficult for people to accept. These teachings are difficult to accept for various reasons, which generally relate more to the person who finds them hard to believe, than with the... read more
Make Straight Your Priorities

Make Straight Your Priorities

Written By: David Gilbert Let’s take a moment to reflect on our priorities. In light of the controversy around the killing of Cecil the Lion, followed by multiple videos released* exposing the gruesome reality of Planned Parenthood, the response to these two events... read more
The One Thing

The One Thing

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Yesterday I visited a friend in the hospital. She is a faithful woman I am told she is dying. But I don’t like hospitals. Not because of sickness and death. Not because it is always terribly difficult to find a parking spot or pay for it... read more
Accepting God’s Love (Suffering) With Joy

Accepting God’s Love (Suffering) With Joy

Written By: Patricia Everaert, Have I mentioned before that I’m a bit of a whinger? If I’d been wandering the desert with the Israelites, I would have been one of those Moses rebuked for being a murmurer of the woe-is-me variety. When I recently shared with a friend... read more
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