Opinion

New relationships with our land and neighbours

The Diocese of Islands and Inlets has title to 46 church properties. How these properties came to be part of our diocese are stories we …

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Lovely as a tree

The study window looks out on our front garden. Our kitchen window looks out on our back garden. Each one gives us a view of …

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Seeking sanctuary — my home, their homes, our homes

In the church, we are used to thinking of sanctuary as the holiest part of our church buildings. It is where the congregation gathers to …

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Embracing the world

“…the burden belongs to the nation, and the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great …

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The cost

In flippant phrases such as “there’s no free lunch,” we acknowledge a deep truth about life: everything has a cost. We could add that the …

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A Fool’s Journey to Easter — Trickster Jesus

After wondering for some time about how the indigenous understanding of Trickster could be linked to the biblical Christian story, I was intrigued to stumble …

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The neighbours that God has given us

March is the month when the diocese asks that all parishes complete their annual Parish Information Return (PIR). The data collected in this form helps …

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The medicine of truth

It is fascinating to see how many of the therapies of our time have much in common, though their language seems to differ. For instance, …

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Anytime is a good time to be inspired

Any day, any age is a good time to be inspired. A young doctor, after completing two of five years of surgeon residency training, felt …

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Parenthood and Faith

There is an old Thomistic adage that grace does not destroy nature but rather perfects it. This means in part that God uses the ordinary …

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Recommitting ourselves for Lent

Those in our diocese taking part in the lay leadership in worship course have read Joan Chittister’s The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the …

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Companions on El Camino

For one enchanted evening a very long time ago, I was one of the Magi — a wise man. My black moustache and beard were …

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Halfway back to the light

A new Irish public holiday begins this year in honour of St Brigid as one of the country’s patron saints https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/ireland/st-brigids-day. It’s the first such …

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Book review – A Word Shared Between Us

Few of us will look back at 2020 with fondness. The COVID-19 disease which had appeared in late 2019 was by March of the following …

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The most secular diocese in North America

As we begin 2023, I’d invite us all to consider the recent census that suggests we are the most secular diocese in North America. According …

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