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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Can Christians Make a Difference?

You may have been seeing an Arabic-looking symbol around cyberspace these last few days and weeks. I took this from Vox Cantoris.



Many Christians are using this symbol as their Facebook profile picture, for instance, like my friend, Deborah, from Foolishness to the World.

Why would they do such a thing? This symbol corresponds to the letter 'n.' Islamists refer to Christians as Nazarenes, understandably. And, the extremists in the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are forcing Christians to wear them, much like the Nazis forced Jews to wear the yellow Star of David.

My question is, will this act of solidarity do anything to make a difference for persecuted Christians? I pray it will.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
    my body also rests secure.
 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
    or let your faithful one see the Pit.
 You show me the path of life.
    In your presence there is fullness of joy;
    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

(Ps 16:9-11)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Tragedy of St. Elias' Church

As most of you know, St. Elias' Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brampton burnt down the other day. You can help in the rebuilding effort of this holy site through Canada Helps.

Stay up to date on the situation through their website.









Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Special Offer to Our Members

Dear Catholic Bloggers,

As most of you know, I have started a quarterly review called the Catholic Review of Books. It is the only journal exclusively dedicated to offering reviews of books from the perspectives of Catholics. I hope you will visit the website regularly, as we add new reviews every week, as well as post other interesting, informative and inspiring material.

We have now printed our first issue, and are moving on the difficult part of getting the word out about what I firmly believe is a magazine that can benefit the faith life of Catholics of every stripe and age.

If you would like a complementary copy of the Review, please email me at editor@catholicreviewofbooks.com or kerrcolin@hotmail.com

If you can think of someone else who would really benefit from it, please pass on their address too.

Of course, as printing is expensive, please consider taking out a subscription, or passing on to me the address of someone who might. I'll send them a free copy to whet their appetite!

Much obliged to you all, this Holy Lent,

Colin



Canadian Catechist Added.

Welcome to the list, Lee Bastings. Lee writes at Canadian Catechist and has a great attachment to the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, truly great teacher of the Faith.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

This is very interesting.

Thanks to Hailey Mason for sending it to me. Of all the interesting facts here, I find the most interesting that the one I would consider the best pope was the least popular one. Lesson here?

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