Figure of Speech: This story of devotion hinges on hinges

At St. Mary’s University here in Calgary, we open all our meetings with a reflection. Sometimes it is the university prayer, but often it is a meditation on a relevant issue, meant to support, comfort and uplift. 

    Charles Lewis: Baby, it’s getting way too cold for us

    I often admonish my brother for labeling too many things he dislikes as “stupid.” That word should be reserved for that which goes beyond the merely foolish or inane to the really, really stupid.

      Church on the Street: Searching for a home at Christmas

      We all have a longing for a place to call “home.” For people who spend many aimless years living on the streets, “homelessness” is more than a condition of the body, it is a condition of the soul. 

        Francis Campbell: Invitation from Jesus open all year round

        Christmas packages come in all sorts, shapes and sizes.

          Angela Saldanha: Beggar’s bread starts bountiful life

          “The poor you will always have with you.” Prophetic words of Jesus 2,000 years ago. 

            Vanessa Santilli-Raimondo: Forest bathing cleanses mind and body

            Should doctors start prescribing a leisurely walk in the forest to improve health and well-being? According to researchers from Japan, the answer is a resounding yes. 

              Robert Brehl: Bush funeral a procession of contrasts

              The televised funeral of George Herbert Walker Bush at the Washington National Cathedral was a reminder of times when the office of the U.S. President worked for bipartisanship, decency and decorum.

                God's Word on Sunday: The honest and just will be vital in God’s future

                Third Sunday of Advent (Year C) Dec. 16 (Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Psalm Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18)


                  Cathy Majtenyi: Closure of Oshawa GM plant is a wake-up call

                  It’s a huge blow to the more than 2,500 workers, their families, the city of Oshawa and communities across Ontario. The closure of General Motors by the end of 2019 rips at the heart of generations of families with ties to the province’s auto manufacturing glory days.

                    Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Four friends (and authors) offer nice Christmas gifts

                    An alumna of our Newman House chaplaincy at Queen’s University offers an inspiring model of reading — of actual books. 

                      Barefoot and Preaching: The Word made flesh dwells among us

                      Dwelling is a strange concept. It’s a place and it sounds like an action: the relevance to Advent is both.