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Clearing Away the Snow

I grew up in Western Canada where the snow is often light and fluffy. I moved to Eastern Canada in 2013 and was introduced...

Black History Month Spotlight: Chaplain School Commander on embracing change

Commander Éloi Gunn, Ph.D; D. Th, Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre. (Photo: Emily Nakeff) In 1999 while in his twenties, Cdr Éloi Gunn, Ph....

Silent Night, Holy Night? | Douce Nuit, Sainte Nuit? 

Version française Every Christmas Eve service I’ve ever attended finished with the singing of the hymn Silent Night. This hymn paints a serene picture of...

Colourblind? Daltonien?

Version française In the charged discussions recently about race, racism, privilege, and ignorance, one thing among many that troubles me is the idea...

A Turkey Dinner | Un repas de dinde 

Version française The turkey dinner is as Canadian as winning CONCECAF and the ‘Snowbank Celly’ over Mexico, after Canada beat Mexico 2-1 in the 2022...

Taking Out the Garbage | Sortir les poubelles

One summer morning, I noticed the distinct and peculiar smell of a skunk lingering in the air. After a quick search, it seemed the...

Wounded Healers

In a previous Padre’s Corner column, I encouraged us to consciously reach out and support one another in these days where our lives are...

A Reason to be Thankful: Finding Resilience Through Spirituality

Let me start by saying I recently ran 11 km and I am very proud of it and grateful. I can already hear some...

How to Reconcile?

There is an old saying that illustrates what is necessary to reconcile with someone. It goes something like this, "Do two walk together unless...

What is a Padre?

We all need someone to talk to sometimes. Problem is, we don’t always know who.  Padres are a great option for support. Though commonly associated...
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