Canada

A Canadian View: Hope Can Overcome Hopelessness 

As we enter another Christmas time with lots of hopes and prayers it may be a good time to reflect on this world, we are living in which at times seems like a hopeless situation for many. 

A Canadian View: Homelessness – Why Should We Care? What Can We Do?

I think we are all aware of the increasing number of homeless women, men and children in our communities, whether large cities or smaller rural towns and villages.

A Canadian View: Refreshing Our Social Justice Approach

The term social justice can mean different to different people. It can also leave us confused on exactly what it is or is not.

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: The Preferential Option for the Poor, Part Four

A Canadian View: Change is NOT Always Good!

I live in the province of Ontario, here in Canada. We recently held a provincial election for the office of premier (equivalent to a governor in the USA). For various reasons this election saw a shift to the conservative side and ended in the election of Doug Ford as...

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

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 Four

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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