June 1, 2023

Veteran Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris have reportedly met with Pope Francis to discuss his next film. Scorsese was on a post-Cannes film festival tour of Italy with his family before attending the conference at the Vatican organized by Jesuit-led publication La Civiltà Cattolica and Georgetown University. This is in response to a recent call by the supreme pontiff for artists all over the world to “Let us see Jesus.” According to several reports, Scorsese announced during... Read more

April 25, 2023

When it comes to proactively living out the Christian faith, it comes without saying that there are books which help cultivate our spiritual lives. Whether you’re just starting to build your library or are looking to complete an already excessive collection, it helps to know what books are essential to exploring one’s faith. For this reason, I have compiled a list of 10 essential books that (in my humble opinion) every Catholic ought to own. 1 – The Bible This... Read more

April 4, 2023

***CONTENT WARNING: Contains subject matter that may be disturbing for some readers. Discretion is advised.*** After decades of criticism among Indigenous groups, the Vatican has finally repudiated the alleged ‘Doctrine of Discovery.’ This comes nearly one year after Pope Francis apologized on behalf of the Church for the complicity of some members and clergy in the horrific abuses of the residential schools in Canada. With respect to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the complete renunciation... Read more

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

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