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Sunday
Aug282016

God’s Midlife Crisis

(Photo: Sue Careless)

The Editorial 
By C. Peter Molloy

 

IT IS ENTIRELY possibly that I am going through a midlife crisis. Many of my friends are approaching their middle years and are reinventing themselves. Often this involves making decisions that seem disconnected from the first half of their lives. Being a bit of an emotional hypochondriac, I took an online quiz. It went like this:

1. Are you having an affair?

2. Are you more concerned about your appearance?

3. Are you making unusual choices?

4. Have your decisions caused you to be in conflict with or sever ties with your family and friends?

There were more, but you get the idea. Just for the record: Praise God, “No” to 1 and 4. And I don’t think

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Friday
May062016

God for Us: A Homily for Trinity Sunday

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By Joey Royal

SHORTLY BEFORE EASTER three men went missing on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. They had left Iqaluit travelling on snowmobiles, and were headed for a community located several hundred kilometres away. When they failed to arrive after a few days, people became worried. Search parties were organized – some on snowmobiles, some in planes. At some point the military got involved. A Hercules aircraft began to scour the vast snowy sprawl that makes up the South Baffin region. More than a week went by and there was still no sign of them. People began to fear the worst.

The Thursday after Easter many people gathered together at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit. The occasion was a healing service, but since the missing men

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Friday
May062016

Seven for Summer

 

Two avid readers offer some suggestions for books to enjoy this summer whether you find yourself

swinging in a hammock, sunning on the beach or lazing in a lawn chair.  

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Thursday
May052016

The 500-year-old Gift from Erasmus

A 1523 painting of Erasmus (1467-1536) by Hans Holbein the Younger. (Public Domain)

By Robert Sider

FOR ALL LOVERS of the Bible, 2016 is a year for celebration!  In March, 1516 – 500 years ago – the world was given the first published text of the Greek New Testament, an edition prepared by Erasmus of Rotterdam. Who was Erasmus? How did this first edition come to be published? What is its importance?

Erasmus was born in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in October 1466, an illegitimate child. He became orphaned as a boy, joined a monastic order

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Thursday
May052016

Deadly Problems with Bill C-14

By Will Johnston 

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IT IS NOT surprising that many Canadians are concerned about the dangers of the new assisted suicide and euthanasia bill, C-14.

What is really not credible is how the word-benders who used the Charter “right to life” to legalize the intentional suicide or killing of some patients are now protesting that they have been cheated of total victory. While they were in court, they said that all they wanted was for competent consenting adults who were suffering terribly at the end of life to

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