Articles Tagged ‘truth’

OECTA and the further destruction of Catholic education

In a move that can only elicit shock and anger in faithful Catholics, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) has announced they will march in the WorldPride Parade in Toronto this year after a motion was passed at OECTA's recent annual general meeting. A rationale attached to the motion reads: "Registering for, and marching in the WorldPride Parade is a visible symbol of solidarity with one of the most marginalized groups in the Catholic community." Thank you to ... (Continue reading)

Dignity for All

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In all the debates that are going on in the world, there is, perhaps, none that are so relative as that which surrounds abortion, and each January brings that argument into the spotlight. Science tells us that life begins at conception, and yet, if someone wants an unborn child, then it is a baby, a blessing to be loved and cherished. But if no one wants it, if it is imperfect or for some other reason “undesirable,” then it is ... (Continue reading)

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The quiet scares me ‘cause it screams the truth. - P!nk, "Sober" It was late at night, and the rest of my family was asleep. For some reason, I found myself kneeling in the middle of my living room before two dimly lit statues of Jesus and Mary. I don’t remember why I was there or what I was praying. Something within me wanted to kneel there all night; but my head was heavy and my knees were numb (“the spirit ... (Continue reading)

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Truth and Fiction

The saying that the truth will set you free has been so often repeated that is the sort of thing that one almost ignores. It’s one of those sayings like “Yes, Math will help you in the future” or “Never say never.” It’s cold, it’s cliché; its effects are diminished by too frequent use. It is, however, certainly a true saying, and gazillions of people have felt its effects. Then there’s the idea that there is no truth. The idea ... (Continue reading)

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Ideas incarnate

A few weeks ago I began the gargantuan task of liberating my family’s books. They were jailed several years ago when we began traveling full time. Books have to be looked after and, with the house empty ten months out of the year, they just wouldn’t be safe on their own. So we tearfully locked them up in boxes, selecting only two hundred or so of them to come exploring with us. This year, we expect more frequent visits to the ... (Continue reading)

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