Restoration

Restoration

January 2011

Living Ecumenism in England — by Shatzi Louisa Duffy. The hesitancy on her face was unmistakeable. "We are all ready for Mass," I smiled. "Are you?" The woman nodded and took a deep breath. One determined step and our beloved Methodist friend crossed 480 years...

The Challenge of Ecumenism — by Pope John Paul II. The call for Christian unity made by the Second Vatican Ecumenical council with such impassioned commitment is finding an … echo in the hearts of believers…....

Christmastime Healing — by Fr. Pat McNulty.  It’s hard to imagine that it’s normal for a 79 year old to walk around with a teddy bear in his arms talking to it like he was five years old. I would call that weird!...

Is My Life Mine? — by Emmanuella Kim. I was born in Korea into a poor family, which was very common at that time. It was seventeen years after the war, but our country was still recovering....

What is Sobornost? — by Paulette Curran. Catherine not only taught us about unity, she also taught us about sobornost, a Russian concept of unity that goes much deeper. Several years ago, in answer to a question someone asked me, I wrote the following...

It’s a Beautiful Land, But… — by Daniel Rabideau. On arrival in our part of rural Yorkshire, a friend visiting from Canada said, "It is so beautiful it hurts my heart." It is beautiful, but after being in this "earthly paradise" for a few months, I...

Pushing Back the Darkness — by Cheryl Ann Smith. "Oh no," I cried to myself. "Surely they’ll cancel it. They can’t go out in this weather!" It was an ecumenical prayer service at the dock on Seafarer Sunday. It was a traditional event on the...

The Pope’s Visit to England — by Cheryl Ann Smith. In the months before the visit of Pope Benedict to England, opposition to him and to the Catholic Church was violent, virulent, and increasing in intensity each day....

Notes From Near and Far: MH Vancouver — by Mary Lynn Murray. One Saturday, I led a morning of recollection with a women’s group called Handmaids of the Lord. These are women from the Filipino community who meet regularly to pray and to serve their parish in a...

Notes From Near and Far: Marian Centre Edmonton — by Réjeanne George. Our relationship with the Ukrainian Catholics is growing. Bishop David Motiuk, the Ukrainian Bishop of the Edmonton Eparchy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Marian Centre, and thanks to his open-handed welcome, several of us attended the Ukrainian...

Notes From Near and Far: The Casa, Arizona — by Kathy McVady. The Nazareth rhythm of our life was interspersed with SEARCH retreats, weekend retreats for teens, and Cursillos. We attended baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, and, of course, funerals....

Notes From Near and Far: MH Belgium — by Joanne Dionne. The Church is alive and continues to grow, if not in numbers then in faithfulness. We saw this one Sunday when four young men were ordained to the priesthood—one for the diocese and three for new communities....

Technology and Man (Part 2) — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. In the previous article, we began to look at the Christian attitude towards technology. The key point running through our discussion is that technology is a human creation, and as such, is at the service of...

Are We Christians? — by Catherine Doherty. We should ask ourselves: are we Christians? To be a Christian means to live in such a faith and commitment to Christ, that it will revolutionize—turn upside down—not only our lives but the lives of others....

Combermere Diary (January 2011) — by Paulette Curran. The biggest event of the past month or so was the death and funeral of our sister, Diane Kunz. Unlike most of our last few deaths, this one was sudden....

Milestones (January 2011) — Assignments: Diane Davis, Combermere (St. Mary’s), Melanie Murphy, St. Joseph’s House. Death: Fr. Denis Lemieux’s mother, Theresa....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2011) — We welcome the gift of a new year. As we see the overwhelming needs of the world, we pray that in this new year, we will turn more and more to Our Lord, trusting that he is with us in...

 

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