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This is a Lenten Reflection that we aired as part of the S+L Magazine in 2004. These couple of days, I’ve been thinking about loss and life, growth and God’s Grace, mercy and plan, so since it’s Lent, I thought it would be good to remember these words. -Pedro This morning my son came into ...read more
If you didn’t give up going to the movies for Lent, here are two suggestions: I just saw a great film: Bridge to Terabithia. What can I say without giving it away? It is a wonderful, fun, meaningful tale of friendship and hope, faith and despair, kindness, compassion, loss and growth. It is not a ...read more
Hope many of you had a chance to watch the Catholic Focus episode on the permanent diaconate the other night (if you missed it, it’s on Saturday, March 3rd at 7pm E-T). Can I say that it was a real pleasure to host that episode? Perhaps I need to explain myself. When I was growing ...read more
Friday night I had the greatest pleasure of attending a meeting of a pre-teen youth group at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown, Ontario. After the almost two-hour drive (I didn’t think Georgetown was that far!) I can’t think of a better way to end the week. Let me tell you a bit about this group ...read more
Given the outcome of what happened at Carleton U. with the Student Association and the Pro-life group (watch Catholic Focus, CAMPUS FREE SPEECH), it’s easy to get disheartened with the secular direction the world is taking. It’s amazing to know that not long ago, the debate was whether to grant pro-abortion groups status on campus. ...read more
I hope that you were able to watch CATHOLIC FOCUS last Jan 18 and 21st and saw the “ADVERTISING LIFE” episode. I am still a bit shocked at the double standard that exists with media attitudes towards pro-life organisations. One thing is to say that media organisations are generally pro-choice. It’s a completely different thing ...read more