A Kinder Visitation

A blessed and joyous feast of the Visitation, commemorating the journey and meeting of the Virgin Mary to her ‘kinswoman’ Elizabeth, at her home...

The God of Abraham, Sodom and Canada

Abraham’s dialogue with God in yesterday’s Sunday reading still speaks to us four millennia onwards. Indeed, the principle is timeless, that God’s justice –...

Poppies

Our November cover artist, Sheila Diemert, lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys creating art that is uplifting and positive and paintings that have meaning...

Fashion and Dignity

Spring is here—Alleluia! I've been waiting for warmer weather like a little kid waits for Christmas morning, gleefully counting down the days. It happens every...

All You Need is Love (Doo doo do do doo)!

“The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives.”Yikes. Scandal. Gasp. The Internet explodes and sides begin to form. One...

The future of Catholicism

When a publisher telephones and asks for a new book, written quickly, there is only one response: a high- pitched, only partly controlled “yes.”...

Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...

Sacrificing for the victory

Yesterday was the sort of day where curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a feather blanket seems like...

Momentous motherhood

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -...

What we are called to do

The Catholic blogosphere hit Bottum recently, and hit it very hard indeed—the Bottum in question being Jody, a Catholic journalist and former editor of...