Category Archives: Reflections

Public Prayer for Life

In Ireland, this Sunday, we celebrate the ‘Day for Life’. The bishops made their appeal in a special pastoral message which will be read and distributed in all Catholic parishes on the island this weekend and which also marks the … Continue reading

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Recent Homily

Homily for Mass – Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa Sunday, 7 October 2012 – 7.30pm (Readings: Gen 2:7, 15, 18-24;  Ps 128;  Heb 2:9-11;  Mk 10:2-16] As we hear in the Book of Genesis, God did not create us to … Continue reading

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Parenthood and Eduction

Over at uOttawa Students for Life there is a post titled: Parenthood and Education: Must we choose between the two?

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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the Pontifical Academy for Life on infertility

The Church pays great attention to the distress of infertile couples, she cares for them and for this very reason encourages medical research. Science, however, is not always able to respond positively to the desires of numerous couples. I would … Continue reading

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True, natural, God-given femininity

[The following is a reflection from Saint Paul Students for Life President, Annette Wellman] I can’t claim to be a good writer, but I can offer you a brief reflection on the awe-inspiring event we had earlier this week. We … Continue reading

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What is the Church’s problem with contraception?

Many people, I’m sure, probably ask themselves, “Why can’t the Church just get with the times?”  This question might be posed in relation to a number of issues. The Catholic Church does indeed present a vision of human sexuality.  It … Continue reading

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Is it a good thing to pray outside abortion mills?

There is a great reflection over at Bridges and Tangents by Fr Stephen Wang: 40 Days for Life London: Is it a good thing to pray outside an abortion clinic?

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Valentine’s Day

Roses, homemade treats and music…  Life is good, and it is God’s love that makes it so.  Yesterday, the St. Paul Students for Life group offered to people on campus homemade treats, roses (for a small donation) in a cheerful … Continue reading

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“Remembrance Day”

As it turned out, while a good portion of the city in one form or another was participating in  “Remembrance Day” with poppy flowers and activities we found ourselves as usual praying across from the place of abortions.  The streets … Continue reading

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