Restoration

Restoration

February 2014

The Church and I — by Catherine Doherty. This was probably written in the 1970s and the examples used are even older. But in its essence, it could have been written today. I have always loved the Church. This is a very strange statement to...

Me? Light of the Nations? — by Catherine Doherty. Christ is the Light of the Nations, but God says to each one of us, You are my servant in whom I shall be glorified. … It is not enough for you to be my servant....

Love at Speaker’s Corner — by Michael Fagan. When I worked in London, many years ago, I would regularly visit Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park. This is a place where individuals representing either themselves or groups can speak on any topic of interest, be it...

A Foretaste of Spring — by Fr. David May. Did you know that each year, on February 2, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple? In the Roman Catholic tradition, it is a day to celebrate Christ...

Yes, Virginia, There is Truth, Beauty and Love in Today’s World — by Sushi Horwitz. I have received a priceless gift—that of meeting Pope Emeritus Benedict. I did not go to Rome, nor did I meet him face to face. I met him in a way that can be deeper than a...

I Love the Catholic Church — by Mary Speicher. I love the Catholic Church. I love the Catholic Church, and every day I’m more and more grateful for my Catholic faith. It has given me my greatest treasure, which is Christ. In a magazine article...

What Do the Children See? — by Kathy Skipper, longtime friend of MH. Dark, dark, large, beautiful eyes. What do they see? Despair? Poverty? Misery? Joy? Love? What do these eyes see? Do they see what I see?...

Notes from Near and Far: England — by Cheryl Ann Smith. The wind blows wherever it pleases; you hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. That is how it is with all who are born of the Spirit...

Notes From Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Patricia Lawton. A few months ago Fr. Ron Cafeo (an MH priest from Combermere) and Echo Lewis (of MH Raleigh) joined us to give a Marian-centered retreat to Our Lady of Nazareth parish as part of its 100th...

The Church’s Law is Love — by Pope Francis. The Second Vatican Council has defined the Church, as "the People of God."...

Combermere Diary (February 2014) — by Paulette Curran. Writing this column for the February issue of our newspaper feels a bit strange. Why? Well, due to the time requirements of layout, printing, mailing etc., I am writing it well ahead of time, about a...

Milestones (February 2014) — Assignments: RenĂ©e Sylvain, Vancouver...

Take Your Choice — by Catherine Doherty. No matter how much the men and women in office seem to wreck their part of the Church’s fabric by their humanness—weakness, sinfulness and unpleasant personality traits—it does not happen....

God Is Our Hope — by Fr. Bob Wild. I have been going slowly, in prayer and reflection, through the prophet Isaiah. The other day I came across a passage which spoke powerfully to me about hope and what hope really is....

Diagnosed with Cancer — Deacon David Cavalier, Associate deacon of MH. Four months ago, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, cancer of the blood plasma. My life, as I once lived it, changed radically. It changed from a time when I thought I had...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (February 2014) — February 2 is the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. The gospel passage describing the event ends with the words, When they had done everything the Law of the Lord required, they returned to Galilee to...

 

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