By Michael Durnan, Regina Magazine - Charles Dickens (was) a young writer whose burning ambition is to strike a “sledgehammer blow” for the poor... "As A Christmas Carol’s impact spread, Christmas charities grew and expanded. The book’s good influence was immense... A Christmas Carol still echoes down the ages, reminding us of what the true meaning and spirit of Christmas should be."
By Christine Rousselle, CNA - Fr. Carloni said that for many of the clients at the Market, it is extremely humbling to have to ask for a handout or for food assistance, and they strive to make the process of “shopping” as dignified and “customer oriented” as possible... "I think a lot of people at one point or another have been in need of charity. Receiving love shouldn’t come at the cost of your dignity."... This article was originally published on CNA Sept. 16, 2018.
By Thomas Griffin, Catholic Exchange - John Paul wrote and spoke frequently on the Eucharist but here are some of his words that sum them up: “Thus the Lord unites us with Himself through the Eucharist—Sacrament and Sacrifice—and He unites us with Himself and with one another by a bond stronger than any natural union. Thus united, He sends us into the whole world to bear witness, through faith and works, to God’s love,” (On the Eucharist and the Mass)
Dr. Hilary Towers, The Catholic Thing - To many Catholics today, the idea of attempting to articulate what we believe on matters of sexuality to a culture that (perhaps rightly) views us with suspicion and hostility is daunting... And yet for those who are convinced that a sexual worldview based in principles of natural law leads to flourishing, silence – especially when it comes to matters affecting our children – is no longer an option.