30 June, 2015

Review: A Partisan Church | National Catholic Reporter

Review: A Partisan Church | National Catholic Reporter

Homosexuality, Shellfish and the Bible: A response to those who condemn Christians for being hypocritical in the OT beliefs

Homosexuality, Shellfish and the Bible

In Times Like These – A Scriptural Guide for Troubled and Confused Times : Community in Mission

In Times Like These – A Scriptural Guide for Troubled and Confused Times : Community in Mission

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: 5 Reasons Why People Devalue the Elderly

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: 5 Reasons Why People Devalue the Elderly

24 June, 2015

Healthy 24-Year-Old to Slide Down the Slippery Slope of "Right to Die" Law - Aleteia

Healthy 24-Year-Old to Slide Down the Slippery Slope of "Right to Die" Law - Aleteia

The Summer Reading List | George Weigel | First Things

The Summer Reading List | George Weigel | First Things

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash - Today's offering from Fr. Denis Lemieux of Madonna House

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash - Today's offering from Fr. Denis Lemieux of Madonna House

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash - Today's offering from Fr. Denis Lemieux of Madonna House

Getting to the Point: How To Make a Real Splash

The Mystery of Being a Priest : Community in Mission

The Mystery of Being a Priest : Community in Mission

Francis: When a family crumbles, the weight falls onto the children, who need to be protected - Vatican Insider

Francis: When a family crumbles, the weight falls onto the children, who need to be protected - Vatican Insider

The Deep Theological Vision Behind The Pope's Encyclical

The Deep Theological Vision Behind The Pope's Encyclical

Pope Francis to Puerto Rico’s Bishops: Men and Women Are Different for a Reason | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis to Puerto Rico’s Bishops: Men and Women Are Different for a Reason | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Ten key excerpts from Pope’s encyclical on faith and the ‘ecological crisis’ destroying our ‘common home’ | National Post

Ten key excerpts from Pope’s encyclical on faith and the ‘ecological crisis’ destroying our ‘common home’ | National Post

Colby Cosh: Pope’s encyclical on climate change reads like the Unabomber Manifesto | National Post

I post this column to round out the various opinions to the Pope's encyclical on the environment. Clearly this one comes from someone who is hostile to the Church aside from just this document. The opinion Cosh expresses is certainly not one I share so 'reader beware' if you don't want to read text that is insulting to the Church and its teachings.

Colby Cosh: Pope’s encyclical on climate change reads like the Unabomber Manifesto | National Post

How to really measure the 'Pope Francis effect' - CNN.com

How to really measure the 'Pope Francis effect' - CNN.com

22 June, 2015

7 Surprising Ways that Pope Francis’ Encyclical is Calling You to Change - Aleteia

7 Surprising Ways that Pope Francis’ Encyclical is Calling You to Change - Aleteia

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: A healthy, 24-year-old woman to be euthanised in Belgium.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: A healthy, 24-year-old woman to be euthanised in Belgium.

Who Has the Right to a Dignified Death? - The New Yorker

Who Has the Right to a Dignified Death? - The New Yorker

Angel and demon appear in photograph - Sudbury - CBC News

Angel and demon appear in photograph - Sudbury - CBC News

Pope on Turin visit asks forgiveness for Catholic persecution of evangelical Waldensian church | CTV News

Pope on Turin visit asks forgiveness for Catholic persecution of evangelical Waldensian church | CTV News

Mystery surrounds huge face etched into cliff on remote B.C. island | CTV News

Mystery surrounds huge face etched into cliff on remote B.C. island | CTV News

St. Thomas More: A Saint for the Persecuted Church

St. Thomas More: A Saint for the Persecuted Church

St. Thomas More: A Saint for the Persecuted Church

St. Thomas More: A Saint for the Persecuted Church

Getting to the Point: Love Is Stronger

Getting to the Point: Love Is Stronger: Are you between the ages of 19 and 35? Are you in reasonably good health? Finding yourself at a bit of a loose end this summer, or part of i...

17 June, 2015

Now, the Kasper Theory of Democracy? | George Weigel | First Things

Now, the Kasper Theory of Democracy? | George Weigel | First Things

Video: What a Catholic Priest Does Every Day - Aleteia

Video: What a Catholic Priest Does Every Day - Aleteia

‘Laudato Si’ will be an encyclical for the ages | Crux

‘Laudato Si’ will be an encyclical for the ages | Crux

St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto closed over safety issues

St. Michael's Cathedral closed over safety issues

Pope Francis Confirms Some Surprising Appointments for October Synod of Bishops - Aleteia

Pope Francis Confirms Some Surprising Appointments for October Synod of Bishops - Aleteia

Why we wrote about the encyclical | Crux - More on the leaked upcoming encyclical

Why we wrote about the encyclical | Crux

Feuding parents ordered to let four-year-old boy express which gender he prefers | National Post

Feuding parents ordered to let four-year-old boy express which gender he prefers | National Post

Getting to the Point: This Little Piggy Goes to Market - a column on fasting

Getting to the Point: This Little Piggy Goes to Market

Why can't Rachel Dolezal be as black as she wants to be? - World - CBC News

Why can't Rachel Dolezal be as black as she wants to be? - World - CBC News

Pew survey: 71 percent of Catholics believe in global warming | National Catholic Reporter

Pew survey: 71 percent of Catholics believe in global warming | National Catholic Reporter

12 June, 2015

10 June, 2015

Francis approves process of accountability for bishops on sexual abuse | National Catholic Reporter

Francis approves process of accountability for bishops on sexual abuse | National Catholic Reporter

Abuse victims: The pope is listening | Crux

Abuse victims: The pope is listening | Crux

Ask Pope Francis for a formal apology for residential schools, Mulcair urges Harper | National Post

Ask Pope Francis for a formal apology for residential schools, Mulcair urges Harper | National Post

Catholic Health Care’s Choice: Fidelity to the State or to Jesus Christ? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Catholic Health Care’s Choice: Fidelity to the State or to Jesus Christ? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis trades in Mercedes-Benz popemobile for a Hyundai | CTV News | Autos

Pope Francis trades in Mercedes-Benz popemobile for a Hyundai | CTV News | Autos

Lessons From A Monastery: Obedience in One’s Vocation

Lessons From A Monastery: Obedience in One’s Vocation

07 June, 2015

Pope Francis on Medjugorje: It’s Almost Decision Time | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis on Medjugorje: It’s Almost Decision Time | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Canadian Catholics divided on assisted suicide ruling as bishops ask to be consulted on any new law | National Post

Canadian Catholics divided on assisted suicide ruling as bishops ask to be consulted on any new law | National Post

R.I.P. MRS. CLAIRE GLEASON (SACRISTAN FOR 40 YEARS IN ST. PAUL THE HERMIT PARISH – SHEENBORO)

GLEASON, Claire (nee Downey)

Peacefully in hospital, Shawville, Quebec at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Gleason. Loving mother of Owen and Gordon and predeceased by son, Robert. Cherished Granny of Logan and Sydney. Dear sister of Marion (late Clayton Poirier) and Carmelita (late Percy Gleason) and predeceased by Sister Anselm, Frances (late Ken Kennedy), Leo (Theresa), Erroll, Victor, Arnold and Gordon. 

Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral to follow in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. 

Donations to Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation-Palliative Care would be appreciated.http://www.hayesfuneralhome.ca

06 June, 2015

Getting to the Point: A Sweaty, Messy Grappling

Getting to the Point: A Sweaty, Messy Grappling

Praying the prayer of St. Gertrude for the souls in purgatory


"Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious blood of your divine son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

This beautiful prayer was shared with me by a parishioner who's sanctity and holy character would put even a holy priest to shame. It's a prayer which she repeats to herself every time she is aware that she is 'thinking empty thoughts' so as to continually keep the spiritual needs of others first in her mind and heart. We should all follow her example, both for our own edification and salvation, and for the myriad of souls released from purgatory through the graces won on their behalf.

Here it is again.

"Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious blood of your divine son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

Repeat often and whenever necessary.

Road Map to Mercy: A book review from the NCRegister of 'The Second Greatest Story Ever Told'

NCRegister | Road Map to Mercy

Pope Francis urges peace on Bosnia visit | National News - KSBW Home

Pope Francis urges peace on Bosnia visit | National News - KSBW Home

Four Things to Celebrate on Corpus Christi - Aleteia

Four Things to Celebrate on Corpus Christi - Aleteia

04 June, 2015

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes - ProPublica

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes - ProPublica

A place to stay at home after leaving home: Chapeau set to get a senior apartment complex

A place to stay at home after leaving home | Pembroke Daily Observer

Getting to the Point: The Vocation of the Laity

Getting to the Point: The Vocation of the Laity

Pope’s eagerly awaited environment encyclical due June 18 | Crux

Pope’s eagerly awaited environment encyclical due June 18 | Crux

Cardinal George Pell and the Australian abuse probe | Crux

Cardinal George Pell and the Australian abuse probe | Crux

Does Disaster Relief Help or Hurt When It Comes to Fighting Poverty? (Video) - Aleteia

Does Disaster Relief Help or Hurt When It Comes to Fighting Poverty? (Video) - Aleteia

03 June, 2015

Summer Reading for June 2015 – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Summer Reading for June 2015 – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

PASS President Margaret Archer's reply to First Things attack

.... and the response from the head of that Vatican Academy to the criticisms from First Things.



PASS President Margaret Archer's reply to First Things attack

The Wrong Way to Respond to Critics | Stefano Gennarini | First Things

A column from the First Things website criticizing a Vatican Academy for having the 'wrong' participants at a conference....



The Wrong Way to Respond to Critics | Stefano Gennarini | First Things

A market ‘time bomb’ is raising the risk of a dramatic collapse: Oh No! Not again!!

Nouriel Roubini: A market ‘time bomb’ is raising the risk of a dramatic collapse | Financial Post

Priestly Ordination - Holy Orders: The Labyrinthine Ways of Divine Mercy

Priestly Ordination - Holy Orders: The Labyrinthine Ways of Divine Mercy

To understand Pope Francis’ priorities, just ask his travel agent | Crux

To understand Pope Francis’ priorities, just ask his travel agent | Crux

Mortal Motivation: Does our terror of dying drive almost everything we do?

Mortal Motivation - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Burning Fr. Neuhaus's Diary: Our obligations to others do not end with death... as Joseph Bottom discovered

Burning Fr. Neuhaus's Diary

Are the Things that Bind Christians really Greater than the Things that Divide Them? - Aleteia

Are the Things that Bind Christians really Greater than the Things that Divide Them? - Aleteia

Are You Prepared for the Coming Persecution? - Aleteia

Are You Prepared for the Coming Persecution? - Aleteia

02 June, 2015

Catholic All Year: Exactly How to be a Good Catholic

Catholic All Year: Exactly How to be a Good Catholic

Getting to the Point: Where Life Gets Cold and Hard

Getting to the Point: Where Life Gets Cold and Hard

Who’s Afraid of the Theology of the Body? - Evidently being a bishop in the Church is no guarantee that a priest has sufficient theological grounding to keep themselves from floundering on the rock and shoals of secularism

Who’s Afraid of the Theology of the Body? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

God may be female, some Church of England clerics say after first women bishops ordained | National Post

God may be female, some Church of England clerics say after first women bishops ordained | National Post

Eating pork sandwich gets Israeli soldier 11-day prison sentence: And you thought Catholic rules were tough??





Eating pork sandwich gets Israeli soldier 11-day prison sentence - World - CBC News

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