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January 2015

Why Wish Anyone a Happy New Year? — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Haaaappy New Year! Uhhh, I don’t go for all that silly "Happy New Year" stuff. Oooooh, a little "Bah Humbug" in there somewhere? I thought we did that one already....

Nazareth: The School of Love —  by Catherine Doherty. Somewhere in my childhood I was already attracted to Nazareth. I wanted to become a member of the Holy Family, to be a servant girl, someone who would go for the water—for the well was probably...

The Vocation of a Father — by Michael O’Brien. The cost of a happy family is the death of selfishness. The father must die to himself if he is to give life to his spouse and children....

The Day Uncle Charles Turned Ten — by Echo Lewis. In this issue on family, here’s something for the children. You grown-ups will probably enjoy it, too....

What Happened at the Synod — by Pope Francis. This excerpt from the pope’s concluding talk to the bishops at the Synod on the Family on October 19th gives a glimpse of the human and divine process of a synod, a very different view than...

You See, This is Providence — by Agnes Shehade. There are many stories that could be told about the House of Grace, but these are mainly about one thing: how God takes care of a family when, abandoning financial security and putting their trust in him,...

The House of Grace — by the editor. The House of Grace, a church center and the first halfway house for newly released prisoners in Israel, was founded by Kamil and Agnes Shehade in 1982, when as newlyweds, they took in the first ex-prisoner to...

Raising Our Children Catholic (Part 2) — by Ella Connor. As I said in part 1, we first taught our children that there is a God and that we worship him, talk to him, ask for his help, thank him for everything, and tell him that we...

The Vocation of a Grandmother — by Irma Zaleski. A few years ago, during a visit to the North of England, I went to see Mother Thekla, an Orthodox nun and a spiritual mother to many people. During our conversation, she asked me whether I had...

Combermere Diary (January 2015) — by Paulette Curran. Our biggest news this month was the visit of Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, the apostolic nuncio, the pope’s representative to Canada....

Milestones (January 2015) — Assignments: Cathy Mitchell, Toronto; Kate O’Donnell, Regina. Deaths: Elaine Dalton’s mother, Rita; Peter Gravelle’s father, Bernard....

To Love — by Catherine Doherty. Slowly, we begin to understand that the Catholic faith is not only a matter of attending Mass on Sundays and doing the bare minimum our Church requires, for even these practices of Catholicism are but means to...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2015) — In January, as trees bow down with the weight of snow, we thank God for the New Year and for every person we will meet during the year. Each snowflake is beautiful and never to be repeated; as is each...

 

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