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Saint Francis of Assisi

The feast day of Saint Francis

Many churches remember Francis of Assisi each year on October 4. The day is considered a "feast day" honouring the saint. 

Generally speaking, saints are simply people who have gone before us in the faith, people whom we honour and remember for their exemplary lives, or for their example of faith and perseverance in the midst of great suffering and persecution. 

Date Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A flooded neighbourhood in Houston, Texas

Hurricane Harvey: What's a Christian to do?

The flood waters may still be raging in Houston and the death counts rising, but already, people are starting to point fingers of blame. 

It may be a natural, human reaction. In the midst of enormous anguish and suffering, it's common to want to know why such tragedy happens. Some blame God. Others look elsewhere for a scapegoat.

Date Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017

map of Charlottesville

What Charlottesville shows us

What we believe matters. It matters because beliefs ultimately shape how we live; that's what Charlottesville, Virginia shows us. People who believe in violence may resort to violence. People who believe they are somehow better than others, that others are somehow subhuman, may act their beliefs out with tragic consequences. The terrible events of recent days in Charlottesville drive home this reality. 

Date Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2017