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  • "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."

  • Who is this Queen Anne the poe writes about and what is our role at her court?

  • The tale of a special mother and her even more special. daughter.

  • The poet takes a look inside the mind of a hospice resident.

  • "For him “gardening is like making art and art is like gardening” telling “the world what your experience of life is”."

  • Scripture and the poet remind us that we are earthen vessels.

  • A decaying house, a determined man and death.

  • "there is a connection to inner peace and joy through every Eucharistic celebration. So many of the Saints, like Augustine and Francis of Assisi, have found themselves transformed once they encountered the real presence of God."

  • A hospice volunteer speaks of one of her first days.

  • Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. The poet recalls that time.

  • A mother's love seen in an afgahn she made.

  • " . . . 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."

  • Fr Doug McCarthy, SJ, passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon (August 24, 2019). He was 74 years old. Fr Doug had served at Our Lady of Lourdes as Associate Pastor for the past six years. We have all been blessed by his presence, his ministry and his friendship. Let us pray for Fr Doug . May he

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