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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 Psalms – School of Prayer, or School of Hard Knocks?

The Psalms – School of Prayer, or School of Hard Knocks?

Written By: Naomi Toms Practically since their first creation, the Psalms have been used as a prayerbook and hymnal – first, for the Jewish people, and then, from the earliest days of the Church, for Christians. Christ Himself was born into this tradition of psalm... read more
Make the Most Out of Lent

Make the Most Out of Lent

Written By: David Gilbert We are less than a week away from Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. We should use this time to prepare ourselves for the “marathon” of Lent. Lent is a penitential season marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence, and almsgiving. The... read more
Where the Angels Go in Lent

Where the Angels Go in Lent

Written By: Patrick Sullivan It is not unusual for our minds to turn to those heavenly beings when contemplating the liturgy; or to feel their presence powerfully as we enter most fully into the Biblical and therefore true account of the resurrection. But once we... read more
Not the World’s Peace

Not the World’s Peace

Written By: Sarah Gould “…behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.  …Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say ‘Peace be to this house!’  And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest... read more
The Difference Chastity Makes

The Difference Chastity Makes

Written By: Gregory Watson “If St. Thomas had not been victorious when his chastity was in peril, it is very probable that the Church would never have had her Angelic Doctor.”—Pope Pius XI The world around us is so drowned in a culture of sex, lust, pornography, and... read more
Our Daily… Corn?

Our Daily… Corn?

Written By: Amber Miller “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a(n adult), I gave up childish ways.” (Corinthians 13:11) I’m 22 years old, and last week I made the common mistake of eating caramel... read more
Psalms, and the Heart of the Liturgy

Psalms, and the Heart of the Liturgy

Written By: Naomi Toms It is a sad truth that, in today’s typical parish, the psalms have become half-forgotten. They are usually approached by the choir as an afterthought, reduced to little more than that constricting and inconsistent Biblical excerpt that the choir... read more
Mercy: The High Bar

Mercy: The High Bar

Written By: Lawrence Lam An Eastern Rite priest friend of mine likes to remind his congregation that when fasting Easterners set high standards in fasting disciplines as opposed to Westerners who set a basic minimum standard for fasting. Certainly I have to... read more
Real Questions About Angels

Real Questions About Angels

Written By: Patrick Sullivan After returning home from a little speaking tour I was of course met with the many hugs and kisses of the family God gave me. And to keep me humble; to be sure that I don’t assume that I have all of the world’s love; I was also... read more
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