Johnston Smith

Johnston Smith is a retired teacher and an active spiritual director in Winnipeg.


35 posts

    Johnston Smith puts the American Presidential election in a broader context....

    "Indeed, only once since 1972 has a majority of Catholics not voted for the winner of the presidential popular vote…and that was in 2016!"...

    "Keeping the bonds of community even when we cannot gather together will do much for our equanimity and our sanity during this trying time"...

    "This current pandemic is an opportunity for us as a society, as a church and as individuals to really look at our priorities, examining them in the light of Gospel values."...

    "I wish to raise two points which are rarely heard in the discussion on electoral reform. The first has to do with what political scientists call “interest aggregation” and the second with what they call “legitimacy.”"...

    " In this sort of environment, who would trust the servant leader who calls upon us to sacrifice, to deny ourselves and to “take up our cross and follow”? Instead, we (increasingly despairingly) follow demagogues, charlatans and snake-oil salespeople." "...

    "“Jesus was not a man for others. He was one with others. There is a world of difference in that. He didn’t seek the rights of lepers. He touched the leper even before he got around to curing him""...

    " So as 2019 presents to me one certain and another possible election, my New Year’s resolution is to do the work to know the candidate."...

    "I am even advised to limit my daily consumption of black coffee and unsweetened tea. Highly acceptable are refined flours, meats, pastries, white bread and sugars."...

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