May 19, 2022

***SATIRE*** As a lapsed Catholic who was slowly getting back in touch with his roots, Gary decided to take the leap of faith and attended Mass for the first time since 1991. But as it turned out, he’s not exactly hip and with it anymore. “The words just fluttered out of my mouth as usual when I zoned out during Mass as a young Catholic,” recalled Gary on that fateful day. “Every time the priest said, ‘The Lord be with... Read more

May 9, 2022

With the internet being one of our main sources of communication, social justice has been the forefront of many conversations regarding our culture. In social media, it isn’t uncommon to see people sharing their views. Some (myself included) like to tweet their hot-takes, share articles about events or issues they are passionate about. Anytime someone openly shares their views, they put themselves in a position that may draw attention. I like to think most of us who do this have... Read more

April 18, 2022

In today’s political climate, victimization seems to consistently find its way to the forefront of trending conversations. When the #MeToo movement became viral in 2017, it empowered countless women to open up about their experiences with sexual abuse. And when the discovery of several unmarked graves of children at former residential schools sites made headlines, old wounds were reopened as indigenous communities relived the trauma of the past. When someone opens up publicly about their horrific experiences, many tend to... Read more

July 30, 2021

***SATIRE*** “Man, this is all so unprecedented!” says local activist Mitch Stryker while carrying a jerry can of gasoline on his way to Saint Michael’s Chapel. “It’s hard to believe all these church fires across the country are seemingly happening all at once! But there can be only one explanation for all of them…….CLIMATE CHANGE!” “I mean, every year we see more and more forest fires lighting up whenever the weather gets hot for long periods of time!” continued Stryker... Read more

April 10, 2021

It is well past the one-year anniversary of our 2-week lockdown here in Alberta, Canada, and things are already appearing to be reverting back to where we started as we enter a third wave of the pandemic. In the wake of this, many businesses, retailers, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues as well as places of worship have been bending over backwards in order to comply to public health regulations as best as they can. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said... Read more

March 5, 2021

After I published my last article ‘Is Cancel Culture The New Inquisition?’ I received much criticism for my use of blocking on my Facebook page. This is one of those examples where my critics would say that I’m not practicing what I’m preaching. I think it’s a valid conversation to have since, in the digital age, it is impossible to talk about cancel culture without talking about how we use the internet. I think a good place to start is... Read more

February 9, 2021

A recurring theme that often comes up in your average Bible study is the verse from Ecclesiastes, ‘There is nothing new under the sun!’ What it means is, no matter what kind of trends or issues happen in the world, a similar occurrence has happened at some point in history. Whether it’s wars, genocide, corruption or revolution, the events we see nowadays often have parallels in the past. Nowadays, the latest trend that seems to catch the ire of social... Read more

February 4, 2021

***SATIRE*** A groundbreaking study has revealed there is a correlation between the type of profile picture you use on social media and your impeccability. It is believed if you use a picture of your favorite saint or pope, you automatically acquire an astronomical amount of holiness. We don’t know where this study came from, but it was briefly mentioned on the RETVRN TO TRADITION podcast, so it has to be legit. “I don’t have to worry about whether the way... Read more

January 12, 2021

As a guitarist, I would explore as many influential artists as I could in order to refine my riff-making skills. A couple of heavy metal bands I used to frequently listen to were Slayer and Pantera — mainly because of their aggressive styles of guitar playing. But as I got older and eventually had children of my own, I began to realize the vulnerable curiosity they had towards my own words as well as the lyrics of music I would... Read more

January 5, 2021

With the conclusion of the season finale of the television series The Mandalorian, it is without a doubt one of the best examples of visual storytelling in the Star Wars universe since Return of the Jedi. But it is not just the aesthetics and attention to detail that make this series an instant classic, but the morality behind the protagonist’s character that makes it a force to be reckoned with. Before you proceed to read the rest of the article,... Read more

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