John Perry SJ

John Perry, Sj, is doing pastoral ministry at St. Ignatius Parish, Winnipeg and is researching and writing at St. Paul's College..


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    " I hope to face these with humility and good grace in the hope that in my mid-seventies I can still be of some religious service to others especially a community like the deaf. . . "...

    "So my mother volunteered. She dropped out of university, attended spy school and then joined the student nursing program at a Halifax hospital."...

    "The pithy one-liner in Matthew 6.34 “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” reminds me that each day contains an ample burden of evils and suffering, and that there is no need to add to this burden."...

    "The human person is a mysterious combination of good and evil. On the one hand, there is Saint Bernadette, and on the other hand there are the perpetrators of genocide. We need to pay attention to both aspects because if we reflect carefully we can find them also in ourselves. "...

    " . . . while I myself, like Francis Peters, cannot find God in this form of art, others can and do find that it expresses meaning and value in their lives which they choose to make permanent through the tattoo process."...

    "But the question of the sceptic remains: does it make any difference? If all of us were making this change and ending our love affair with the car, it would no doubt help with climate change. But this will not happen any time soon."...

    "St. Ignatius tells us that on our part “we ought not to seek health, rather than sickness, wealth rather than poverty, honor rather than dishonor….” Within the context of our western culture he could have added “being fat rather than being trim”."...

    "Men and women released on parole from prison find themselves poor not only because they have lost many years of their lives while behind bars, but also because, at least at the beginning of their release from incarceration, they do not have the money they need."...

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