"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

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Holy Week 2016 – Homily of Pope Francis for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday signals to all Christians that Holy Week has begun. And as we journey together in these coming days, I invite you to reflect with me on the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis for Palm Sunday, March 20th, 2016 “Blessed is He who comes in the… Read More ›

Time to Take a Stand

As Canadians, we have always prided ourselves on being a democratic society. We see ourselves as a community who cares for one another, and we are prepared to stand up for others in order to protect the common good. Recent events in Alberta, however, suggest that the religious freedom of Catholics – which is protected… Read More ›

Meeting Christ in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Last week I had to go to Wal-Mart for a few things. It’s my go-to place when I need all those random items that would otherwise have me driving to four different stores – things like light bulbs, hamster food, socks, and popcorn. As I got out of my car and hit the lock button,… Read More ›

A Confession Primer for Cradle Catholics (and the rest of us!)

I’ve come to love and appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the years, but it wasn’t always that way. For a long time, I suffered from “confession avoidance” and had all the accompanying excuses: I don’t really need to go… I’ll feel embarrassed… I forget how this works… Confession? Who has time?… What do I… Read More ›

“Mary and the Eucharist” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

Mary desires only to direct our gaze to Jesus Christ, it makes sense that she does not desire to be the focal point of our Eucharistic faith but instead disappear and point us to her Son. In this fourth talk on Eucharistic Miracles, Fr. Nathan opens our hearts and minds to the wonder of Our… Read More ›

“Why is the Holy Mass a Sacrifice?” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In the years following the Second Vatican Council, some voices in the Church began to suggest that certain names for the Holy Mass needed to be abandoned, and at the top of the list was the venerable acclamation of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In this third of a five part series on… Read More ›

June: Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is a moveable feast day, is always celebrated on the second Friday after Pentecost Sunday. This year (2017), it will fall on June 23rd.1 If we were… Read More ›

7 Sneaky Ways to Evangelize

If there’s one word that strikes fear into the hearts of Catholics, it’s this: evangelization. And if not “fear,” it’s at least good for a little eye rolling. For the idea of knocking on doors, handing out pamphlets, and discussing our faith with total strangers is both intimidating and unappealing to most of us –… Read More ›

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Born: October 4, 1922 in Magenta, Italy Died: April 28, 1962 in Monza, Italy Beatification: April 24, 1994 by Pope St. John Paul II – during the Year of the Family Canonized: May 16, 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II. St. Gianna is the first married laywoman to be declared a saint. She is… Read More ›

“Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry

“The Great Adventure of marriage demands a bold, a strong, a holy love – and a spirit of unconditional abandonment which never looks back – but is always looking to the present and the future!” Bishop Henry “Marriage and Family Life”   “Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.