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Sorrow, Mercy, Grace and Speeding

I was driving merrily along a highway that I really like because of its picturesque nature and the way it winds through valleys, hills, past rivers and lakes, through quaint little towns.  Suddenly I noticed a black car ahead on my right, parked in an unused...

What are you waiting for?

Our Parish just started its Lenten Mission with a focus on the Eucharist. Along with a talk on the topic of the Real Presence, we had an hour and a half of Adoration (including procession of the Blessed Sacrament to each of the participants), together with praise and...

TODAY – IMPORTANT – Tanya Granic Allen

I have to admit, I have never joined a political party before, but yesterday I did. Why? So, I can support a candidate I am genuinely excited about for the Ontario PC leadership, Tanya Granic Allen. I am appealing to you, to do exactly the same. This is...

A Culture of Contradiction

  Lately, I have been struck by the insanity of contradiction in our current culture. We are obsessed with throwing gender reveal parties the moment a pregnant mom has her twenty-week ultrasound, while simultaneously celebrating gender transitioning and fluidity....

Mother’s Day: Breakfast in Bed & More

I always look forward to Mother’s Day. I love breakfast in bed, the gifts, the flowers, the homemade cards. I relish in the graces of the day. But my mind also goes back to childhood memories of Mother’s Day. I remember fondly taking part in an annual Mother’s Day...

Advent & Childhood Memories

We are well into Advent  and I’m flooded with memories of childhood and growing up in a devout Polish immigrant home. My family’s life revolved around Toronto’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at Queen and Bathurst. I would be there several times a week for catechism...

9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

My husband and I have delivered corporate training programs internationally – oftentimes addressing corporate and personal blindspots. As external consultants to many corporations, we help clients see what they sometimes can’t see because they are in the...

A skewed view of stay-at-home motherhood

There I was, bleary-eyed after another night of round-the-clock feedings and struggling to balance the morning’s newspaper on my lap as I nursed two squirming infants, when I read the latest rap on stay-at-home mothers. It came courtesy of a new U.S. Census...

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