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Saturday
Feb102018

Some surprising trends: The Youth of Today


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RECENT STUDIES of young people in rich countries show youth are actually better behaved and less hedonistic today than teens were two decades ago. They use less tobacco, alcohol and hard drugs (marijuana use is still high) and are initiating sex at a later age. Juvenile crime is down and boys report that they find it easier to talk with their fathers. Yet today’s teens, with all their social media savvy, are lonelier

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Saturday
Feb102018

Cleanse the Thoughts of Our Hearts 

Rev. Pete Molloy (Photo: Sue Careless)

RECENTLY I have moved to a new parish, a parish whose liturgical tradition is really quite different from that to which I have been accustomed. It is a very interesting experience. I have never been a liturgical purist; I have opinions certainly, but I am quite happy to slip into other traditions

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Sunday
Dec102017

Meditation upon a Christmas hymn: Confessing the Faith as we sing ’Of the Father’s Love Begotten’ 

The Nativity of Our Lord


Prudentius c. 400 Latin

Tr. by Rev. J.M. Neale 1854 & Rev. H.W. Baker 1861

DIVINUM MYSTERIUM 11th century

 

By Siobhan & Gerry Laskey

The hauntingly beautiful “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” transports us into the very Mystery of the Incarnation by a

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Sunday
Dec102017

Meditations on More Christmas Carols

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’Twas in the Moon

of Wintertime    

St Jean de Brebeuf c. 1642 Huron

Tr. J. Edgar Middleton

JESOUS AHATONHIA 

By Don Harvey

A FRIEND OF MINE who had spent most of his ministry in Canada’s great North, once told me that while he did not find mastering new languages and dialects especially difficult, there were times when

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Sunday
Dec102017

Is ‘Good Disagreement‘ Really Possible?

 


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By Catherine Sider Hamilton

“Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light upon my path” (Ps 119: 105).

 

THESE WORDS from Psalm 119 are luminous with the love of God and of his word – because in his word God’s love for us is known. It is these words that come to me again and again as I seek to discern the times. The Diocese of Toronto (my own diocese) has, in the past 15 months, elected and consecrated a “partnered gay bishop,” introduced

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