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We are all in need of conversion. My colleague Pedro mentioned previously in his blog and the weekly edition of Perspectives on Christian Unity (and they talked about this on the show). Hearing the phrase “we are all in need of conversion,” I recall the story of how Brother André begged those around him to ...read more
“That they all be one” is one of Jesus’ last prayers. He was thinking of his followers, and for the next 2000 years, his followers have been trying to figure out just what Christian Unity means. This week, as is every year, from January 18-25, is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week ...read more
Last Tuesday was the beginning of the Week for Prayer for Christian Unity. This has been taking place for 103 years and is celebrated around the world. The Holy Father, in his Angelus address last Sunday invited all to join him in “praying earnestly for the gift of unity among the followers of our Lord ...read more
First of all, this week’s episode of Perspectives is the first one to ever merit a “viewer discretion” advisory at the onset! And not without due reason; we have come to discover that many people have strong opinions about Santa and about the version of Christmas that he represents (particularly those under 12 years old). ...read more
Do you find yourself ranting about the perils of facebook? Do you overhear busride tales depicting blogosphere character assassination? Do you think you’ve fulfilled your duty when you post a birthday message on a friend’s wall? Social networking takes up a large portion of our lives; not only do we do it, but we talk ...read more
“Do Canadians work too much?” We took to the streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba (and to the virtual streets of Facebook) to chase down public opinion surrounding this very question. We were surprised at the responses, and we think you will be, too! This week join Matthew Harrison (sitting in this week for Pedro Guevara Mann) ...read more
What’s happening to Perspectives: The Weekly Edition during the summer?  That’s the question many of you are asking yourselves this week as you log in incessantly, hour after hour, to our facebook page and our Perspectives page, looking for a new question and for new updates. We’re taking a break. That’s the short answer. The ...read more
When I was growing up, the only thing that could possibly put a damper on a Sunday Beach day was fulfilling our Sunday obligation… on Saturday night. Like many Catholics in the summertime, our family took advantage of the Saturday night Mass option in order to maximize outdoor time together at the family cottage or ...read more
“Take your shoes off and leave them here. Proceed through this door. Leave your clothes, all your clothes in one of these shelves. Go through the shower. Wash well. On the other side you will find clean socks and coveralls. I’ll meet you on the other side.” With those words Wally, our faithful cameraman and ...read more
This week our Perspectives question of the week was: “What is a real man?” I had significant hesitations with taking this question to the streets not only because I knew men wouldn’t be thrilled to reveal the innermost secrets of their masculine heart on a corner in downtown Toronto (and to a woman, no less), ...read more