My friend Bill Radigan is a fellow deacon who has chosen to walk with those touch by crime as part of the Friends of Dismas ministry. Below is a homily he recently preached that focuses on a number of interactions he has had with folks on the margins of our society. It speaks to the [...]
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For more letters take a jog over to Fr. Philip Chircop site by clicking here. Stay a while why your there as he has a way with words and images that make for a refreshing stop on the road.
I have a story that you may not believe for I have no witnesses to back me up. I dropped my friend Harry off at his home and was driving by the scenic steel plant in Hamilton Ontario. The radio was on, and the announcer burst out with the words we have White Smoke. What [...]
One of the things that I love doing as a deacon is marry young people. Rule number 1 in the Wedding Presides handbook is never lose control of the “vows” – if you do then all ”heck” can break out.
Over the next few weeks, I want to share a few posts from “uber” blogger Leo Babauta. I am at the point where I need to start over on my New year’s resolutions. This means it is time to visit Leo on his blog- Zen Habits. This is a place I go from time to [...]
This video is a bit on the long side at 16 minutes and might be viewed by some as edgy but young John Styn makes a great point which is that life is about gratitude the realization that each of us can make a difference. What also impressed me about the video is how John [...]
My Mom would have celebrated her 85th birthday on January 15th.It is hard to believe that 5 years have past since she died but it is true that as you get older time does more than fly it seems to evaporate. Here is a small birthday wish for Moms everywhere from kids who were lucky [...]
I found this video on a blog called Open Hands which is written by Mark Petersen who is a philanthropist and blogger.Check it out as it has many interesting links and videos that will give you a look into some of the work done by the not-for-profit sector in Canada. I love the last line [...]
A friend of mine forwarded this story to me about an old man on Christmas Eve. It is much longer than what I would normally post but if you have the time it is a new take on the “Night Before Christmas”. If you read to the end you will see that it is a [...]
In a local church one Sunday morning, a preacher said, “Anyone with ‘special needs’ who wants to be prayed over,please come forward to the front by the altar.” With that, Leroy got in line, and when it was his turn, the Preacher asked, “Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?” Leroy [...]
Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins. My life no longer needs an extreme makeover. Now it just needs a complete do over. A friend of mine has a nose ring. She keeps the volume pretty low, though, and sets it to “vibrate” at the movies. I’m not too handy [...]
Sometimes change is just to hard- Goodbye to the Twinkee and of course Twinkee the Kid.
Please excuse me if I delve into a personal reflection on the occasion of the Grey Cup win of the Toronto Argonauts. For visitors from different parts of the globe, the Grey Cup is the Canadian equivalent of the NFL Super Bowl played for less money perhaps but no less honour. While I may be [...]