“Therefore I tell my sorrows to the stones…”: Holy Saturday

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

“Hail, full of grace”: A brief tour of the Catholic devotion to the Rosary

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

You asked: Dating Non-Christians?

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?

The Gift of Humility: A Scandalous Encouragement

By Ana de Souza I have the great blessing of being part of a lively community of Christians. Their great faith inspires me regularly and their fellowship is invaluable to my journey on this earth. I have noticed that in the course of doing what we perceive to be the word God has set for us, we begin to sit on our spiritual laurels and … Continue reading The Gift of Humility: A Scandalous Encouragement

You asked: Sins of the past?

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?