Robert Czerny

Robert Czerny lives in Ottawa and southwest Nova Scotia. Two main interests are ethics in Canada and Catholic social teaching and action.


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    "But a bigger part of me is very happy with this multifaceted film that explores issues of a Church of ideas and a Church of people (or dogma versus social gospel), and of the possibility of civil discourse in our fractured times"...

    "It has become so difficult nowadays to tell or detect or perceive truth in the public arena, where the future of humanity and our planet are at issue."...

    "These are intimate affairs where the Pope speaks without the intervention of diplomatic and theological experts. So what comes through is a sense of his genuine, unvarnished thinking and pastoral attitude."...

    "Pope Francis discovers God in the daily lives of the faithful. Therefore, he says, we must listen, discern and dialogue together: the Church is all of us." ...

    "Studying the Pope’s take on the Beatitudes really carefully, it slowly dawned on me: what’s going on here is a job orientation session."...

    "Best of all, Dad now knew that we were developing on our own paths. Our need for him and Mom would diminish and the load on them would lighten."...

    "This fictional story was inspired by the three large white quartz boulders in front of our house in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia."...

    "What the bereaved persons need to do is name their feelings and accept them. , , , What the friends, the mourners can do is help them to name and accept those feelings, provide social comfort, and share their belief (if such is the case) in various sorts of spiritual consolation. "...

    "Let the individuals involved enjoy the benefits and fulfill the attendant responsibilities. Let the religions in Canada be generous with their blessings."...

    "Which major world-view – atheism or one of five great religions – should be adopted by the Kingdom? Will the King’s tournament of belief systems come up with a clear winner?"...

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