Easter is a time of reflection, with no school or work to worry about the next day. This Easter I meditated on something meaningful I wanted to share: a life lesson perhaps. The other night I was reading John 11:25-26 with my roommates. And it goes like this: “Jesus said to her (Martha), “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me … Continue reading A reflection of Easter
By Richard Bernier Holy Week has arrived in the Western calendar, and Orthodox friends will be observing Pascha in about a month. One of the boons to living near the 45th parallel, halfway to the North Pole, is that the natural environment seems to echo loudly the drama of Holy Week: what was dead and seemingly gone forever is coming colourfully and fragrantly back to … Continue reading “Therefore I tell my sorrows to the stones…”: Holy Saturday
By: Terrel Joseph In spite of growing up a cradle Catholic, I only encountered the rosary for the first time when I was 21 years old. It was a Friday night ten years ago, and I was attending the weekly prayer and fellowship meetings of a Catholic young adults group called “Challenge” here in Montreal. Every Friday, a different pair of young people were in … Continue reading “Hail, full of grace”: A brief tour of the Catholic devotion to the Rosary
Is it OK to date non-Christians, or will it just lead to heartache down the road when either I’m trying to convert them or they me? What about raising children of a different faith? “No”, because the next answer is “yes”, and it will make the third answer, “complicated”. I’m always curious as to why this question is asked. I honestly think that at some … Continue reading You asked: Dating Non-Christians?
By Josiah Henderson “Remember that from dust you came, and to dust you shall return.” These Ash Wednesday words remind us that we are made up of the same kind of stuff as the dirt. None of us can take credit for our own being alive: we would be just a pile of particles, of dust, except that we were given life. “And to dust … Continue reading From Dust, To Dust
I have a friend who grew up in a Christian family but decided to leave the faith because of anger about the history of sins committed by the church during colonialism in his country. What does the church’s sins during colonialism have to say about evangelization today? Is there any way I can talk to this friend about Christ? We certainly ought not to try … Continue reading You asked: Sins of the past?