The Lord God called to the man and said, “Where are you?”

Barefoot and Preaching: Learning to take in the words that I need

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I love words. They flow constantly from my head to my heart, spill out of my mouth with laughter, make sense of my world.  And sometimes, words fail. They take the air from my lungs or hit me in the face. Sometimes, there isn’t sense to be made. 

Glen Argan: Building Canadian paradise requires faith

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Several years ago, a friend who had immigrated from the former Soviet Union told me, “Canada is the greatest place on Earth. It is a paradise.” While I felt flattered on behalf of my country to hear those words, I also wondered what in our country made him so effusive.

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Canada took wrong side in Humanae Vitae debate

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The summer of 1968, with France undergoing a social revolution and America burning, was not a congenial time for a reaffirmation of traditional morality in face of the sexual revolution. But the courageous Blessed Paul VI did just that in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, published 50 years ago this month.

Cathy Majtenyi: Smartphone addiction puts youth mental health at risk

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On June 1, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada held a national event that many of today’s young people would find highly challenging: spending one hour away from their smartphones.

Peter Stockland: There’s a silver lining in the Trinity Western decision

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Anyone looking for hope from the June 15 Supreme Court of Canada decision on Trinity Western University can find it shining in the pages of the judgment itself.

Charles Lewis: Opus Dei myths far removed from reality

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In 2010 I was invited to take part in an eight-day course called The Church Up Close. It was held in Rome in a stunning building occupied by Opus Dei called Santa Croce. It was located off the equally stunning Piazza Navona.

Figure of speech: Is anything so beautiful as the magical alchemy of sacred language?

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I grew up in a hardware store. Not one of the fancy big box stores that occupy acres of inner city landscapes. My dad’s store was a small, rundown shack that he built as far out in the city as he could in order to afford the land. 

Church on the Street: A reminder that ‘we are all one of them’

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It is wonderful the theology we learn in coffee shops.

Robert Brehl: Nicaragua's Ortega has become the tyrant he once opposed

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Thirty years ago I was in Nicaragua as Daniel Ortega’s first presidency was approaching its best-before date. Apart from a trip to the Holy Land, it was the most inspirational trip of my life because of the people I met, the hardships they endured at the hands of the Americans, and the hopes and dreams that filled their hearts.

Glen Argan: Reconciliation by traditional dance

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Words are rarely enough. Actions speak louder than words. When we want to restore a broken relationship, a simple “I’m sorry” or even a long, detailed apology may not suffice. More is required.