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Our articles section invites you to take a closer look at our Faith. Like the view from a window, there's always more "out there" than may be first apparent. This section contains interesting and useful information about celebrating the liturgical life of the church and living the Catholic faith in the Catholic family home. Articles often include excerpts from the Catechism, encyclicals and other writings of the Church.

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Advent and Christmas

Nativity and Preparation
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Prayer
  • Inviting Heretics For Dinner, by Catherine Fournier
    An exploration of a holiday mine field - how to reconcile the unreconcilable long enough to eat a turkey together?
  • Letters from Kids to God. by Unknown
    These little letters only appear funny - the are deeply revealing of the wisdom of children.
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Epiphany

Discovery and Discussion

Do you think the Harry Potter books are bad for kids? Some parents reject them because they believe that the books encourage kids to dabble in the occult. Other praise them for their imagination and positive messages about friendship, honesty and Love. We present two discussions of "Harry Potter" one in favour of the story and one against. I urge you to read both, read the books for yourself, and then trust your own discernment and the graces of the vocation of matrimony.

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Incarnation
  • Chastity - Catholic Truth for Catholic Youth by Father Gerard Monaghan
    A chaste life is the best way to express gratitude for the gift of our bodies and sexuality.

  • God's Business Plan by Julie Ann Warth-Brown
    'Prof Julie" describes some of the challenges and blesses of her work preserving and distributing antique holy cards.

  • A Revival Of Christian Culture Through The Family by Jennifer Gregory.
    An overview of building the domestic church - why should we? Where can we start? What things could we do?
  • Epiphany Blessing by Thomas Kleinert.
    Another version and explanation for the 19+C+M+B+99 atop our doors.
  • Blessing Doorways by Shonnie Scarola.
    Some traditional customs celebrating Epiphany.
  • Liturgical Colors by Catherine Fournier
    Interesting information about liturgical colours and the names and uses of sacred vessels.
  • Why Do We Honour The Saints? by Maria Hernandez.
    Explanation and discussion of this important aspect of our faith lives; emulation of and intercessory prayer to our brothers and sisters in Christ - the saints.
  • 'Name Days' by Catherine Fournier
    How we celebrate feast days of saints that our family are named after, bringing the 'heroes' of the Church to life for our children.
  • Saints Symbols by Shonnie Scarola.
    Reference for the symbols of many common saints.
  • Patron Saints by Catherine Fournier
    Some saints are known to have a particular affinity or interest for intercession. A list of patron saints and their 'specialty.'
  • Shrove Tuesday by Catherine Fournier
    'Pancake Day' explained and some recipes offered.
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Lent and Easter

Church
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Incarnation
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Saint Joseph the Worker

Vocations
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  • Understanding God's Love by Ron Grieb.
    A review of a book taking a comprehensive look at the nature and depth of God's Love for us.


  • Novenas to Saint Joseph by Unknown.
  • Listening Disability by Doug McManaman.
    A Catholic high school teacher suggests that his students have never learned to listen. They have a listening disability that hampers their ability to think and to pray.
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Assumption and Queenship of Mary

Honouring Mary
  • Salvific Households by Patricia Fitzsimmons.
    Meditation and reflection, in the voice of Mary, on the mystery of the gift of human love.
  • Queen of Heaven, Queen of Truth, by John Pacheco.
    Our apologist's explains the honoured position of Our Blessed Mother and the role of Marian devotion in the Catholic faith.
  • Pieta by Patricia Fitzsimmons.
    A meditation on a powerful moment in Mary's life, in the formation of our faith and Marian devotion.
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Incarnation
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Family Health
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Angels and Archangels

September and October

Angels
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Incarnation
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Family Health

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