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Quarantine – Blessing or a Curse?

Quarantine – Blessing or a Curse?

What do you think about being forced to stay at home? A curse or a blessing? In the Gospel passage John 3:7-15, Jesus speaks with a certain man called Nicodemus and Jesus invites him to be 'born again' in spirit and explains why this is necessary. What on earth does...

Frozen 2 Movie Review

Frozen 2 Movie Review

On an early Friday afternoon during its opening weekend, I managed to get a seat in a packed theatre to see Walt Disney’s “Frozen 2” (2019): the much-anticipated sequel to the cultural phenomenon, “Frozen” (2013), for which I wrote an extended reflection some years...

The Unexpected Hour

The Unexpected Hour

Another year has almost gone and here we are again. Advent. The season of waiting. The season of expectation. From the first Sunday of Advent we are told to “keep awake” for we do not know when the Lord is coming. We need to prepare ourselves for the coming of that...

Should Catholics Criticize The Pope?

Should Catholics Criticize The Pope?

While the past three or four Popes were disliked mainly by people on the left, who wanted the Church to “move with the times”, Pope Francis has drawn the ire of conservative Catholics who fear that he is opening up the very possibilities that liberals were hoping for,...

Book Review: Tortured Soul

Book Review: Tortured Soul

Scared straight: but with Purgatory. Theresa Linden’s newest novel, Tortured Soul, is a compelling tale of a haunting, with a twist. Jeannie Lyons is pushed out of her family’s home by her older brother and into a remote cottage that also houses a gruesome “presence.”...

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

This past weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” delivered the biggest opening weekend of all time, grossing an estimated $350 million over the first three days of its domestic release; and an incredible $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office in its first five days of...

Book Review: In Sinu Jesu

Book Review: In Sinu Jesu

You can buy this book and support our Ministry: Canada: Amazon.ca US: Amazon.com Written by a Priest, Recommended by a Priest  — The Journal of a Priest at Prayer” is written by an anonymous Benedictine priest, and documents a series of conversations that Jesus and...

Sorrow, Mercy, Grace and Speeding

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 Makes You a Dynamic Woman of Faith?

What Makes You a Dynamic Woman of Faith?

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual Dynamic Women of Faith conference in Mississauga, Ontario. The founder of the Dynamic Women of Faith and I Love My Catholic Moms Group ministries, Dorothy Pilarski, is truly a dynamic woman of faith....

What are you waiting for?

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

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...

Book Review: Julia’s Gifts

Book Review: Julia’s Gifts

You can buy this book and support our Ministry: Canada: Amazon.ca United States: Amazon.com Excerpt from Julia's Gifts by Ellen Gable: -- "Yes, it was extravagant, especially during wartime. Yes, there were less expensive items she could purchase. It didn’t matter....

Book Review: Playing by Heart

Book Review: Playing by Heart

Set in 18th-century Milan, Playing by Heart is a symphony of romance and faith with an undercurrent of social commentary. Will Maria and Emilia’s father sacrifice their futures on the altar of his own ambitions to join the noble class?

A Culture of Contradiction

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

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...

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