A Canadian View: Summer Reflections

As we approach the end of summer here in Canada, for myself and many others, we have had a summer of relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy time with family and exploring new and exciting parts of our vast nation.

A Canadian View: A Spiritual Evolution

When us older (and hopefully wiser) Vincentians look back on what this world has achieved in our lifetimes it is truly amazing.

A Canadian View: A Spring Renewal

Another spring is upon us with all of its hopes for renewal, whether in our faiths, nature, sports, politics, or family.

A Canadian View: Charity and Justice

The on-going struggle to introduce and promote social justice within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Canada is one that continues to challenge us in many ways.

A Canadian View: The Preferential Option for the Poor, Part Two

A Canadian View: Poverty and Human Dignity

The first Principle of Catholic Social Teaching is the Principle of Human Dignity which states that Every human being is created in the image of God and redeemed by Jesus Christ, and therefore is invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family. The...

A Canadian View: The Preferential Option for the Poor, Part Two

A Canadian View: Migrant Workers in Canada

In Canada we use a fair number of migrant workers in the agricultural field. The federal government offers a  temporary seasonal worker program for this need. Many of these workers come from Mexico and other central America countries, as well as Jamaica. While in...

Future of Marthas is ‘hope-filled’

Future of Marthas is ‘hope-filled’

Joanne O’Regan met her first ‘Martha’ in the late 1990s. “I remember thinking, ‘I like the way they are in the world,’” she said Wednesday of her first impression of the Antigonish-based Sisters of St. Martha. Though raised a Roman Catholic in Toronto, O’Regan hadn’t...

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