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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
Mount Carmel And The Miracle Of Prayer

Mount Carmel And The Miracle Of Prayer

Written by: Patricia Everaert The Carmelite saints are near and dear to my heart, particularly John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). The Carmelite order gets its name from Mount Carmel, in the Holy Land, and its... read more
The New Bishop of the Media

The New Bishop of the Media

Written By: Lawrence Lam On a Mid-Spring day in 1951, Fr. Fulton Sheen from Illinois was summoned to become an Auxiliary Bishop in New York, the commercial capital of America, and arguably of the world. Just a few days ago on the birthday of St. Philip Neri, while... read more
Seeing Through The Fog

Seeing Through The Fog

Written By: Naomi Toms “…[Y]ou and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness which has been laid upon us for nearly a hundred years.” -C. S. Lewis In my last post, two weeks ago, I explored this concept of... read more
The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Written By: Gregory Watson “You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,  but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19)... read more
Going Through the Motions

Going Through the Motions

Written By: David Gilbert Do you ever feel like you’re “just going through the motions” in your prayer life? We know it can be easy to fall into this – it happens to us. It can be a struggle for all – priests, religious, and the laity. Why does this happen? The... read more
The Challenge of Holiness In Everyday Life

The Challenge of Holiness In Everyday Life

Written By: Patricia Everaert A friend said to me recently, “I need you to be a saint.” I realized I don’t know how to do that, and it was a sobering realization. Oh, I know what it takes: a heart disposed to love and a will conformed to God supported by daily prayer... read more
Laudato Si Pt II: The Cradle of Humanity

Laudato Si Pt II: The Cradle of Humanity

Written By: Lawrence Lam Continuing from the last installment of my walkthrough of the Pope’s latest encyclical. Whereas the first half was about identifying the dangers to humanity of modern lifestyle patterns, the second half delves into solving these threats in a... read more
Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Our family has made the effort the last couple of days to head out to one of the nearby lakes to swim, relax and recharge. And as much as I expected to only be in the water a little bit, I have found that the cries of my children to... read more
Alone – The Human Element is Missing

Alone – The Human Element is Missing

Written By: David Gilbert Since high school I have been into electronic/ techno music. In university I was a part of an international electronic dance website and for a year I was “DJ Davey G” with the “Electronic Hour” on Thursday nights on my university campus. Now... read more
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