Jay's Articles

Profound trust opens hearts to God's love

Kathleen Giffin

February 18, 2013
Second Sunday in Lent
February 24, 2013

In my job as a counselor there have been many times over the years when I have had a conversation with a client that goes something like this:

Prepare now for truth telling and healing

Bob McKeon

February 18, 2013

One key area of conversation has been the difficult history and legacy of the government-funded, Church-run Indian residential schools. It is estimated that over a period of 130 years, more than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children attended approximately 130 residential schools. The majority of these schools were run by Catholic religious orders or dioceses.

Pope takes the less traveled road, the one called courage

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 18, 2013

Perhaps the greatest mind to sit on the throne of Peter has judged his body no longer capable of doing so. Pope Benedict XVI will resign as successor of Peter on Feb. 28.

Jesus had no sin: Why was he baptized?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 18, 2013

Why was Jesus baptized since he had no sin?

Calling God 'father' affirms our trust in his love, pope says

Pope Benedict

February 18, 2013

When the Christian creed refers to God as "father," it is affirming a trust that the God who created the universe loves each individual and will never abandon anyone, Pope Benedict said.

A repentant soul welcomes Lent's springtime

WCR Logo

February 11, 2013

The repentance of Lent gives birth to the new life of Easter. Yet, repentance cannot occur without a sense of one's personal sin and guilt.

Prayer fills us with divine energy that comes from God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 11, 2013

Our generative years are a marathon, not a sprint, and so it's difficult to sustain graciousness, generosity and patience through the tiredness, trials and temptations that beset us through the years of our adult lives.

God always hears our cries for help

Maria Kozakiewicz

February 11, 2013
First Sunday in Lent
February 17, 2013

For most of my life, Lent has been my favourite period in the liturgical year. I suspect it has something to do with my distant childhood and the solemn, but expectant atmosphere prevailing in our home at that time.

The call to pilgrimage ferments in our souls

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

February 11, 2013

Emilio Estevez's beautiful film The Way tells the story of a grieving father who completes his dead son's unfinished pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, in Spain. The journey, of course, reawakens the man's faith and revitalizes his weary soul.

The Church's gift of beauty enhances our dreary common life

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 11, 2013

One of my favourite insights from Joseph Ratzinger's long life in theology is that the Church does not convincingly propose the faith by the work of theology alone. Before his election as pope he wrote that the in the end the Church only has two compelling "arguments" for her faith being true.