Jay's Articles

Love is essential for life, growth, meaning

Kathleen Giffin

April 22, 2013
Fifth Sunday in Easter
April 28, 2013

I spent the last two days at a workshop, learning from Gordon Neufeld. He is a developmental psychologist who works with the attachment and maturation process in children and adolescents.

Moral sentiments and the breakdown of rational argument

Fr. Robert Barron

April 22, 2013

In his classic text After Virtue, the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous; namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.

May Ebert find answers in heaven, even if he still prefers questions

Fr. Raymond de Souza

April 22, 2013

He spent a life chronicling show business, so why not a show at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago for the funeral of Roger Ebert?

'Pacem in Terris' was a major shift in Church teaching

Bob McKeon

April 22, 2013

Pope John XXIII started writing Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth)around the time he received the diagnosis of cancer from his doctors. This landmark encyclical can be called his last will and testament.

12 Articles of the Creed: Week NINE

April 22, 2013

DO I BELIEVE in the Holy Catholic Church?

Making universities job-training factories is short-sighted

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April 15, 2013

Education funding is an investment in the future – a future that can be highly unpredictable. So when the Alberta government asks universities across the province to produce "outcomes" largely oriented to developing the province's economy, it is walking on thin ice.

Secularity is mixed bag of life and death

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 15, 2013

We live in a highly secularized culture. Generally this draws one of three reactions from Christians struggling to live out faith in this context:

Paul, Barnabas open doors of the Church

Maria Kozakiewicz

April 15, 2013
Fourth Sunday in Easter
April 21, 2013

After the great messages of the passion and resurrection of recent weeks, this Sunday's readings take us into the centre of the complex reality of evangelization.

How many others have stigmata like St. Padre Pio?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

April 15, 2013

Padre Pio died in 1968. Is he now a saint and, if not, when will he become a saint? How many others in the world at this time have the stigmata like Padre Pio had?

Gap between rich and poor rankles the Canadian psyche

Joe Gunn

April 15, 2013

Canadians are convinced that inequality matters. A poll from 2012 reported that 77 per cent of respondents believe income inequality is a "serious problem" and that the widening income gap undermines Canadian values (71 per cent).