Sunday Gospel Meditation

Jesus and Apostles Dinner

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 24:35-48) we are presented with the Risen Lord appearing to “the eleven” after journeying with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It appears that Jesus offers a similar experience to the apostles. There is food that is shared and an opportunity to have a more profound understanding of scripture. There is also a commission given to go forth […]

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Professional Obligations and Human Rights Policy


Last Friday (Mar 06, 2015) the Ontario College of Physicians approved a policy (21-3 vote) that clearly undermines the supremacy of conscience. The new Professional Obligations and Human Rights Policy states that physicians must provide their patients with an effective referral to another health care provider if they are not able to provide services for reasons of conscience or religion. […]

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Jubilee of Mercy


On March 13, 2015, the day of the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis announced in St. Peter’s Basilica, the celebration of an “extraordinary Holy Year”. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the […]

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent


The Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent help us to focus on God’s mercy and forgiveness. The Gospel of St. John presents Jesus cleansing the temple. We too need to rid ourselves of those things that clutter our lives, especially sin. We need to spiritually cleanse the “temple of the Holy Spirit”, our souls. The best way to do […]

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