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“Who Is The Man of the Shroud?” – Talk by Barrie Schwortz

April 18, 2018

After 40 years of Shroud Science – here is Barrie Schwortz’s personal perspective. Hear it for yourself from someone who was there during those 5 historic days back in 1978, when the Shroud of Turin was made available for examination by some of the world’s leading members of the scientific community. “Who Is The Man… Read More ›

“WANTED: Men of Virtue Warring VS. a Culture of Values” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

In creating the Universe, God the Father separated Light from Darkness in order to establish beauty and harmony among creation. Likewise, all FATHERS and HUSBANDS throughout the land are called to embody and radiate the authority behind what it means to be a male made in the image and likeness of the Father – called… Read More ›

“Forming Spiritual Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Following upon the previous talk, building upon the foundation of authentic moral leadership, we turn our attention at the same Compass Lethbridge Young Adults retreat to the topic of spiritual leadership. Striving to master human virtue in daily living, we can then grow in the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Forming Spiritual Leaders… Read More ›

“Forming Moral Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In the context of the Compass Lethbridge Young Adults Retreat, Fr. Cristino delivers two talks which explore the question of what goes into forming- and being formed into- moral leaders. True moral leaders will transform the social order, and as will be seen later, true spiritual leaders will sanctify it. Forming Moral Leaders PDF Version… Read More ›

“Lawgivers or Lawmakers?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Especially in a parliamentary democracy, we speak interchangeably about our elected officials as being “lawmakers”, almost as if a property of their being is to generate a statute from nothing. However, it is this mistaken notion of the origin of law which leads to the many manifestations of the betrayal of law in modern society…. Read More ›

“The Devil Made Me Do it” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

We often here this excuse that “the devil made me do it” when addressing why someone has behaved in whatever way he or she has. However, when it comes to the realm of mental illness, one can too quickly blame the devil instead of seeking professional help; or, vice versa, diagnosis a psychosis that would… Read More ›

“The Spiritual and Psychological Mesh of Sin” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

“My child have you sinned? Do so no more… Ask forgiveness for your previous faults. Flee from sin as from a snake, if you approach it, it will bite you; it’s teeth are Lions teeth, they take human life away. All law-breaking is like a two-edged sword, the wounds it inflicts are beyond cure…” Ecclesiasticus… Read More ›

“The Origins of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In this brief meditation, preached as part of the Advent Mission to the parish of St. Rita’s in Rockyford, Fr. Cristino explains how this popular Advent hymn came to be; and how hidden within the Latin text is a comforting message meant to bring our Advent preparation to a hopeful close. The Origins of ‘O… Read More ›

“The Holy Mass: The Source & Summit?” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this short talk to High School teachers, Fr Nathan asks whether or not we have made the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the source and summit of our Christian lives. Based on his own personal testimony as a young adult during university and from his work as a priest, Fr. Nathan invites each of… Read More ›

“Promoting a Culture of Vocations in School” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

We remain privileged, despite ongoing and increasing obstacles, to still have and maintain our separate school system. One of the many blessings this affords us is a natural avenue to seize the opportunities for promoting the discernment of children’s vocations in light of God’s unique plan for them. Our schools should be ‘greenhouses‘ for vocations-… Read More ›