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  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, Greg Kennedy asks - in his own way - a question many of us have thought of asking.

  • Pope Francis ". . focuses on weaving stories, the reality of deceptive stories, the importance of Sacred Scripture, an ever-renewed story in each human life, and the ways in which our personal story is a part of salvation history.."

  • "The series is a curious blend of classical literature, fantasy, romance, and even mystery!"

  • "How is the culture trying to get me to look fondly on something, which ultimately leads to death and suffering? "

  • "Things change. Ideas change. Attitudes change. Certainties become nuanced. With the passage of time, an earlier burning issue reduces to smouldering, and finally there’s scarcely a trace of the old inflammatory situation."

  • Three writers share their reflections on the movie -"The Two Popes". The movie is available on Netflix.

  • For Holy Week, two poems about the covid - 19 virus and this very very different Holy Week.

  • We ask: "What's in a name?" and the poet responds with an answer we might not have thought of.

  • The poet reflects on life during Lent in the Anthropocene.

  • Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

  • Today the poet asks and answers a question we are all too familiar with.

  • On a deep and dark Winnipeg December day, Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ makes another visit to the zoo.

  • "The Two Popes" - available on Netflix - is built around conversations between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis that took place shortly before Benedict's resignation.

  • The poet writes about one meaning of Lent's forty days which begin soon.

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain, but the outer appearance has been transformed. Like the originals, they are meant to challenge

  • "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"

  • "Those reviews were written by well-known theologians, but their negative opinions did not change mine. I was still so pleased to have watched it."

  • The poem is based on the Principle and Foundation found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

  • The poet speaks to God about the light that is genesis.

  • What might we see when we gaze upon Christ on the cross?

  • The poet takes us back to Heraclitus's saying about stepping twice in the same river.

  • "people need to understand the consequences of their actions and grasp for themselves where their choices lead them. "

  • "But what if there is no going back?  What if there is nothing you can do to fix that incurable wound inside of you?"

  • " . . . Downton reminds of old times.  But as each member of the household is true to character and task, there is something added in the film."

  • A recounting of the story of St. Francis by the poet.

  • John O'Brien chooses four of his favourite Christmas poems.

  • Winnipeg's winter has well and truly settled in but is there not something to remind us that if winter comes can spring be far behind?

  • "Pope Benedict is presented as a sympathetic figure who deserves forgiveness. Pope Francis is portrayed for what he is, a man in touch with ordinary people on their pilgrim journey."

  • Tuesday are not only Poetry Day for the poet - add coffee and distant friends.

  • "I’m not really going to talk about the movie.  I would like to share however an experience of God working through this film to touch people in my own family. "

  • "t was CS Lewis who said “The safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”"

  • "I’ve had a conversion in my life about wearing a red poppy each year. As a young adult, I used to see it as a glorification of war and I would not wear one."

  • "People are complex and to encounter them genuinely requires much sacrifice of our own assumptions, biases and sometimes ill will."

  • The poet's mystic vision beckons us to a new awakening..

  • "Christmas 1983 brought a new frenzy into the shopping market with this classic children’s toy. The Cabbage Patch Kid doll had come out in 1978, but it became popular in the 1980’s."

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