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Earlier this week I found myself listening to R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World (although I much prefer the cover by Great Big Sea). It’s a good song and, while I’m not exactly sure what it’s about, I always think about it around this time of the year when all the Mass readings have more
I have many friends who do not participate in Halloween activities. They refuse to do so because they believe that Halloween is a pagan holiday. Some even go as far as saying that it is a Satanic feast. I’ve always felt that there’s nothing wrong with participating in Halloween activities. After all, I don’t believe more
If you’re in the Church, it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore our missionary call. This something Pope Francis has continually talked about since his first year of papacy: go out to the peripheries; get out of the sacristies; go and make disciples of all nations. In a way, the ground was prepared by Pope more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily for Pentecost Sunday, given in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on June 5, 2022. more
The fire of God’s love | Word Alive
Steve Lawrence
June 3, 2022
This Pentecost, Steve Lawrence reflects on the fire we call the Holy Spirit and how we are called to open our hearts and be consumed by that fire. more
Somewhere beyond the clouds | Word Alive
Carissa Douglas
May 27, 2022
On the feast of the Ascension, Carissa Douglas reflects that we are called both to look forward to heaven and to be Christ’s presence at work in the world. more
Bearing the light of the Lamb | Word Alive
Deacon Eric Gurash
May 20, 2022
As we approach the end of the Easter season, it is a perfect time for us to reflect on where and how we are called to bear our Easter light. more
This Sunday's readings show us that discouragement is not an obstacle to faith but an opportunity to pause and seek council from others and from God. more
As we await further details of Pope Francis' promised visit to Canada, Deacon Pedro takes a look back at two earlier papal visits. more
The example of Christ shows us how we, as members of the Catholic Church, can support people who live with mental illness and their families. more