November 2017

REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING

Drawing on the Passion of Christ, Sr. Nuala Kenny reflects on the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. Sr. Nuala Kenny provides a profound spiritual and biblical reflection by linking Jesus’s own experience of suffering with real-life stories about patients. This book is for anyone undergoing, or reflecting on illness, suffering, and dying. It is also for families and friends and caregivers who accompany them.

http://chco.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Rediscovering-the-Art-of-Dying.pdf

Catholic Guide to Loneliness

How Science and Faith Can Help Us Understand It, Grow from It, and Conquer It

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Dr. Kevin Vost— prolific author, lecturer, and veteran Catholic psychologist— offers a comprehensive guide to loneliness affording men and women the deepest possible answers to the pain of loneliness.

Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you remedies— secular and religious.

https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/catholic-guide-to-loneliness

A Mind at Peace, Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction

by Christopher O. Blum, Joshua P. Hochschild

These past two decades, modern technology has brought into being scores of powerful challenges to our interior peace and well-being. We’re experiencing a worldwide crisis of attention in which information overwhelms us, corrodes true communion with others, and leaves us anxious, unsettled, bored, isolated, and lonely. These pages provide the time-tested antidote drawing on the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.

https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/mind-at-peace

Safe in the Shepherd's Arms: Hope & Encouragement from Psalm 23

By: Max Lucado

When children are frightened by nightmares, a hug from their parents can make things right again. If today's world seems like a bad dream, Lucado's reflections on Psalm 23 will wrap you in a comforting embrace. Learn to release your burdens and fears---and find security with the Good Shepherd. Includes a new 30-day devotional.

https://www.christianbook.com/shepherds-arms-hope-encouragement-from-psalm/max-lucado/9781404187719/pd/187719?event=CFCER1

Six years ago I was rudely surprised when a close friend, Martha, revealed her opposition to my pro-life views. I had sent a letter to her outlining my views, and it was then that she informed me that she not only disapproved, but even supported and had counselled women to have abortions.

I was stunned because Martha and I shared a Christian background and we often discussed scripture. For many months we conversed on the topic and in the end agreed to disagree. 

The silence is deafening.  Every year that abortion statistics have been released there has been some commentary in the mainstream news media.  When the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released its 2010 figures last week, citing 64,641 abortions – a 40% decrease since 2004, there was not a peep.

Motion 312 Defeat Unifies Pro-Life Canaidans

As Motion 312 met with defeat on Wednesday, September 26th in Parliament, many pro-life Canadians felt not disappointment, but optimism. Motion 312 was voted against 203 to 91, with 87 of those votes coming from the Conservative party. Surprisingly, one third of cabinet ministers voted in favour of this motion, against Mr. Harper’s advice. 

 

In this interview, we speak with Mike Schouten, Campaign Director of WeNeedaLaw.ca. Mike lives in the Surrey, B.C. with his wife of 16 years and is the father of six children ages 1-15.

What is the WeNeedaLAW.ca campaign?

It is a national campaign with a mission to build a groundswell of support for federal legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible.