Jay's Articles

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).

12 Articles of the Creed: Week EIGHT

April 14, 2013

Do I Believe in the Holy Spirit?

Making CIDA a tool of self-interest shames Canada

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April 1, 2013

One key test of any nation's spiritual and moral well-being is what it does for the poor of other nations. A nation that focuses on itself and its own interests is spiritually impoverished no matter how much material wealth it accumulates.

Jesus' resurrection reveals a redeeming, not rescuing God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 1, 2013

Before you get serious about Jesus, first consider how good you are going to look on wood.

Astounded disciples witness forgiveness

Ralph Himsl

April 1, 2013
Second Sunday in Easter
April 7, 2013

Surprisingly, the concluding verse of the Gospel reading for today contains an apology of sorts, "Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book."