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In Egypt, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox-Christians have been told to halt all church activities & events held outside the churches this month because of credible security threats. This warning was issued quietly after the attack by the Islamic State on Christians traveling to a monastery in Egypt that killed 29 people in May. Sources are ...read more
A Reflection for Canada 150  As a Canadian since birth, I had never considered the uniqueness of our Canadian perspective around the world. Welcoming people who come from far away, accepting people who are different from me, befriending people with different traditions, religion, and culture from my own – all of this seems totally normal ...read more
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 23rd, 2017 Once again in this week’s Gospel passage, images of growing trees, shrubs and plants provide us with powerful insights into the quiet and slow ways that God’s Kingdom grows among us and within us. Today’s Gospel story is peculiar to Matthew (13:24-33). Central to ...read more
I’d like to start with a quick review the Pope’s address to pilgrims at St. Peter’s square during his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer. The Pope recalled the Gospel reading of the day, the famous parable of the sower and explained that the sower is Jesus, but the parable itself, concerns us as it speaks of the soil and ...read more
Last time we looked at a little bit of the tradition of deacons in the Catholic Church. Deacons go way back and there is a consistent presence of deacons and the diaconate in many Church documents and writings up until the 3rd century. We also saw that the diaconate as a permanent order was brought back ...read more
In response to numerous questions over the past two weeks about Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, I have prepared the following reflection. ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we learn about the new Way of the Cross comic book and author Sally Read shares her conversion story. We also meet singer/songwriter PJ Anderson and Lupe Rios has a new album. Email us your comments or send us a direct voice mail message by clicking ...read more