Christine Jones, John Zucchi, and Comment magazine editor James K.A. Smith reflect on Pope Francis' first encyclical, Lumen Fidei
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Convivium book review editor Richard Bastien surveys the works of the great G.K. and concludes that true sanity lies in Chestertonian cheerfulness
Sister Marie Azzarello returns to the birthplace of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Canada’s first schoolteacher and female saint.
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The tiled roof of the old subway station gleams in the late afternoon sun. This station has been the centre of our small European village for as long as I can remember.
Lines, obtuse, angled, harsh, specific reach every which way. A concrete jungle, I thought bitterly, wishing not for the first time for the rolling hills of my hometown so very far away at this moment.
In the early morning light a woman’s silhouette can be seen crossing the street. She stops and turns.
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It takes faith not only to grab hold of things, but to let things go, reflects Alida Oegema. As she prepares to leave Canada's West coast for a new city and a new beginning, she writes on the ways she sees God leading, sustaining, and surrounding her and her husband-to-be.
As a psychotherapist, Judith Cooke's vocation is to walk with people through the darkness of their lives. As she listens through Andrew Peterson's album, Resurrection Letters vol. 1., she sees a vision of life that can foster resilience and deep faith. She sees light and darkness side-by-side, with small moments that point again and again to resurrection.
For humans in this snow-globe of a planet, where war-shaken cultures are being rapidly dispersed across the continents, to love means to keep re-engaging with each other, writes Voices contributor Karen Esau.