Catholicism

I Was a Hardcore Christian, But This Is Why I Lost My Faith

Jessie Golem | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jessie Golem

My decision to leave the Christian faith didn't just happen because of a few negative conversations, or a few isolated events -- my decision was made because I realized (and experienced) that the Christian faith, for many, wasn't a welcome place for the oppressed, and that, in fact, has been, and in many different ways, continues to be, an agent of oppression for many people. Five years ago, there would be no way in hell that I could ever conceive of leaving the Christian faith. But here I am today. Friends have asked me why, and how, someone who was as zealous a Christian as I could so intentionally and deliberately leave the faith, that I decided, I am in a good, and secure place... and I'm ready to answer why.

Is Quebec Good Enough for Canada?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

The secular fundamentalism as practiced in the province of Quebec is destructive to the bi-lingual, multi-ethnic fabric of Canada. Quebec's narrative of uni-lingualism, uni-culturalism and uni-ethnic absolutism is a throwback to tribalism that flourishes in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Should I Raise My Child With Religion, Or Let Him Choose?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Though we were both raised Catholic, my husband and I made a conscious decision to eschew religion when raising our son. I'm a big believer in love over rites and rituals. Like many parents, we want him to make an informed decision about his own spirituality when he is old and mature enough to do so. Yet part of me wonders if agnosticism is truly the right move.

Should the Next Pope Be Latino?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

While the Catholic Church adapts to the sudden news that their pontiff will resign at the end of the month after only eight years at the supreme seat of power at the Vatican, predictions and aspirations abound. But has anyone considered demographics? According to a 2004 Boston College Magazine study, fully 50 per cent of the world's Catholics are Latino.

Catholic Church '200 Years Behind'

CBC | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada

In his last interview, an Italian cardinal condemned the Roman Catholic Church as "200 years behind" and needing radical transformation. C...

Are the Pope's Nuns a Bunch of "Radical Feminists"?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Last month the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith scolded the Leadership Conference of Women's Religious for subscribing to "radical feminist themes" like social justice and poverty, while being silent about abortion and same sex. It simply looks bad. Many feel that nuns represent the strength and mainstay of Catholic Church.

Snowballs, Hussies and the Evils of Kissing

Josey Vogels | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

She called me a hussy. I didn't even know what the word meant. I was 11, after all. I just knew it was bad. My unspeakable trangression? I had crossed over into the boy's side of the schoolyard to rescue a massive snowball from the destructive forces of a hoard of 11 and 12-year-old boys.

Pope: 'Glitter' Hides Real Meaning Of Christmas

CBC | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the...