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      When platitudes fail

      The one thing the moderns will not trust a man to do is to conduct his own life. - G. K. Chesterton, Abolishing the OrdinaryI...

      Chalice: Christ-centered child sponsorship

      For Christians who wish to live the commandment of loving our neighbours by making a commitment to perform corporal works of mercy, charitable gift...

      Share with the poor

      Our human family is presently experiencing something of a turning point in its own history, if we consider the advances made in various areas....

      Cathedral

      Our July/August 2013 cover artist is Jonathan Castellino, a hobby urban archaeologist and photographer based in the city of Toronto. His photographs document the intersection...

      Beautiful: a ten-year old’s impression of Mass ad orientum

      On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, my ten-year-old daughter went to church with me. The priest at the church regularly celebrates...

      Ten suggestions for contemplation in a noisy world

      I sat in my kitchen on the morning of Labour Day, watching and listening to the activity around me. My husband, myself, and our...

      St. Francis

      Our June 2013 cover artist is Veronica Bornyi, an iconographer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.What is this piece about?In this icon, St. Francis is...

      The dignity and importance of work

      In the Gospel of St. Matthew, in one of the moments when Jesus returns to his town, to Nazareth, and speaks in the Synagogue,...

      Pigeons and doves

      Several years ago we were in New York City attending the ordination of a friend of mine, a red-headed Ontarian who is now called...

      Miley Cyrus’s unfortunate legacy

      The powers that be at Webster's added twerk to the dictionary the other day and wordsmiths everywhere cried and threw up in their mouths a...