Posts in the "Call to holiness" category

Baptism is the sacrament by which the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the hearts of men and women. This seed of holiness is meant to grow, and while we cannot force this growth we can help it along through the pursuit of a genuinely holy spiritual path. These categories contain articles which help guide people in a life of active discipleship, putting into practice the faith they have.

Mission at Corpus Christi parish

I recently preached a parish mission at Corpus Christi parish in the West Island. As promised, here are some downloads related to the event: The Story of Jesus, as found in the four canonical gospels and ordered as a continuous reading. Powerpoint slides Audio from a previous parish mission

Vocation and mission

I was recently invited to give a talk at the national conference for Singles for Christ Canada. It was entitled Vocation and Mission, and, as I promised the attendees, here are my slides and my audio.

Building a Culture of Vocations!

Building a Culture of Vocations is not about recruitment to ordained ministry or religious life but about exploring and responding to the call that God has placed in ones heart. This can only lead to fullness of life. Along with being named pastor of St. Willibrord’s parish last September, I have also been named co-vocations [...]

Pope John Paul II and Pius XII move closer to sainthood

Pope Benedict has moved two of his predecessors, Pius XII, and John Paul II, closer to Roman Catholic sainthood. (source)

Euthanasia — Pro and Con

Bloc MP Francine Lalonde has introduced her third private member’s bill, C-384, to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. This fall, federal deputies will talk about these medical acts to accept or refuse it. It is important for us to know more about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Human Lifes are in danger. – Bill C-384 (pdf) [...]

A Miracle for the Apostle of the Lepers

“No one has survived this cancer. This illness will take you,” said Doctor Walter Chang to Audrey Toguchi in 1997 since, scientifically, there was nothing that could be done for her. (…) Terminal cancer In 1996, Audrey Toguchi, native of the Island of Oahu in Hawaii, was 69. “I had no idea I had cancer,” [...]

The Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Mt 5: 13, 14) In keeping with the desires of the episcopate of Africa, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, officially convoked the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in the Vatican [...]

The eucharist in the mission of marriage and the family

On September 11th and 12th 2009, a Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) two-day Eucharistic Congress took place from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Eucharistic Congress included talks by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Episcopal Liaison for the CMSWR and Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Chair of the [...]

2010 communications day invites priests to use digital media

For World Communications Day 2010, Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the theme “The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: New media at the service of the Word.” As the church celebrates the Year for Priests, the pope also wanted to invite the world’s priests to consider ways they could use digital media in [...]

Mgr Ventura : nuncio from Canada to France

Pope Benedict appointed a new apostolic nuncio to France (Paris), Archbishop Luigi Ventura, currently the nuncio to Canada- (since june 22 2001) (source : Zenit -news in french)