"World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We have posted on this theme many times. Alas! The urgency of the plight of those looking for a safe home intensifies with each new political and ecological crisis.
"I like podcasts. They are a good way to distract you when you’re doing the dishes or at the gym or just needing something to entertain you on your drive. The problem is finding the right podcast."
"A Guaranteed Liveable Income plan would make it possible for more Canadians to get job training, education, participate more fully in their communities and have resources made available to them which would facilitate a more dignified life rather than one which is stigmatized."
"’ve read numerous pieces in recent years, written by women and men who are asking the question, can I remain in the church, in spite of all that has been exposed?"
:he message that needs to and must stick with us is simple: love one another. If we could manage to work toward fulfilling this commandment, then maybe, just maybe, we might have some hope of a better world."
"Our Western governments (including Canada) put up walls (figurative and real ones) to prevent refugees from coming to our countries. Can you imagine the neighbouring towns of Lytton telling those fleeing residents: “Sorry, there’s no room at the inn.”?"
"Why was I a Catholic priest from the other side of the world given the privilege of shepherding this Buddhist in his passage into the fullness of life? For me it was a Eucharist moment with an echo of the words of Jesus, “This is my body given up for you.”"
Pope Francis said . . it was time to experience the ‘sweet and gentle touch’ of God’s forgiveness and his presence in these difficult times. .’
"As Saint Augustine reminds us, that our deepest hunger and restlessness will never be satisfied, not until we rest in the Lord."
" . . . older people and grandparents also have a mission of evangelization, proclamation and prayer, and of encouraging young people in their faith.”
One way to shake free from some of the pandemic self-pity we feel.
"We may live in the developed world, but our moral, spiritual and intellectual poverty is immense, and heartbreaking for all those who love life."
"I am a Catholic priest. Although I understand the legal reasons for the lack of remorse on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, I do not comprehend the moral reasons. I veer somewhere between sadness and anger."
"Liberation theology along with other philosophies that talk about justice and liberation are the answers to our worries and the problems of our society; they are not the definite or whole answer, no, but they are important."