Robert Czerny

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


10 posts

    "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?"...

    "This text was inspired more than constructed. Guided by the impression Matthew Czerny made on his many friends as well as within his family,,his father wrote this prayer after Matthew’s death in a climbing accident at the age of 22 in September 1995."...

    November is a time when we remember our dead in a special way. With death comes grief. Robert Czerny writes about what his family found that made their grief "a bit more stable, manageable."...

    "Mass should be integral to our lives, not preserved somewhere separate. This guides me as a liturgical musician. I want to help the Mass to be an occasion of dialogue among the three essential dimensions of worship, community and action."...

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