Luke Stocking: Inspiring words offer a simple message

Live simply so that others may simply live. These words haunt me. These words inspire me. 

Fr. Scott Lewis: Valuable lessons on fear and generosity

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Nov. 11 (Year B) 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44


God's Word on Sunday: Valuable lessons on fear and generosity

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Nov. 11 (Year B) 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Glen Argan: Finding an ongoing encounter with Christ

The rich man who came to Jesus looking for the meaning of life had kept all the commandments. Still, an emptiness remained. “What do I still lack?” he asked Jesus (Matthew 19:20).

Peter Stockland: The power of hearts makes a better world

In a fine interview following the recent synagogue killings in Pittsburgh, Ottawa’s Rabbi Reuven Bulka offered wisdom that went far beyond the specific act of terrible bloodshed. 

Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Moms don’t kid around with Macron’s musings

During a recent speech, French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement that hit a nerve with moms around the world. 

Jenny Cafiso: ‘Bridging borders’ worth the price for Hondurans

More than 7,000 Honduran migrants including children have crossed the Guatemalan and Mexican borders and are marching toward the United States. Some people, including the American president, are describing them as murderers, rapists, “very bad criminals.” Helicopters are hovering over them, while the border patrol and the military have been alerted. There are calls to close the border.

Church on the Street: Friends stand by with help and prayers

“I’m going down east to try to be reconciled with my father.” 

Figure of Speech: Selfies and looking beyond the lens

Recently I Googled the term “selfie” and determined quickly that no further research into the matter was needed. What I found were endless varieties of scantily clad self-representations, with very little analysis about why anyone would transmit these images about themselves, or what the images were meant to suggest other than an easily accessible sexuality occurring in epidemic proportions (79 million images on Instagram alone that fall into this category). 

Charles Lewis: Frustrations with euthanasia

On rare occasions I get clear signals of what needs to be done in my life. When it comes, it arrives through people I respect. Each gives me the answer I need but I did not know I needed till I heard it. 

God's Word on Sunday: Faith meant to guide all parts of life

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 4 (Year B) Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Psalm 18; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34