Like too many baby boomers, I probably spend too much time on Facebook. The other day, a friend posted a short video from a Lutheran pastor in the United States with this simple note: “This makes a lot of sense.”

Glen Argan: Renewal enhanced in ‘a deserted place’

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Jesus told His apostles who had just returned from a missionary trip, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).

Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Where are the missionaries who will evangelize today?

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Thanks to the excellent coverage by Salt + Light Television, I was able to follow the “Catholica 200” celebrations in St. Boniface, Man., marking the bicentennial of the arrival of the first French missionaries in the Canadian West. 

Cathy Majtenyi: Ontario strikes big blow against a healthy world

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It’s the timing that makes Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cap-and-trade announcement particularly ironic.

Peter Stockland: New Catholic hymnal nothing to sing about

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Proof that the Church has no shyness about irony is affirmed by news that Canada’s new Catholic hymnal will be unleashed during Lent two years hence.

Bob Brehl: Gun violence and the dog days of summer

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This column started about all the gun violence in Toronto this summer, but then it changed. For some reason, thoughts moved from hatred and death that guns bring to unconditional love and affection that family pets offer.

Charles Lewis: Don’t expect Roe v. Wade debate to end

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You could almost hear the champagne corks popping below the border when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation. 

Francis Campbell: Priests on a mission to make missionaries

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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.