Councillor talks politics to young adults

The Catholic Register writes,

"Toronto’s next municipal election happens this fall, but voter turnout is typically low among eligible youth.

"So [Faith Connections] is hosting a night of politics and religion over drinks on March 24. The event will bring in city councillor Joe Mihevc to speak to Catholic young adults about faith and civic engagement."

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph

Today is the Feast of St. Joseph, and we invite you to join us in celebrating his feast.

In this post, two Sisters of St. Joseph share their connection to Joseph.

Why does a loving God not end suffering?

On Wednesday February 26th I was intrigued by Father Chris’ discussion tackling the challenging question “How does a just and loving God allow suffering?” at Theology on Tap East. I was touched by so many examples that Father Chris gave explaining that suffering is a part of life. It is not only our own suffering but the suffering of those around us. We are a part of a greater human experience and while we feel that suffering is our own and feeling the need of isolation, it’s actually the opposite. I know sometimes we want to be left alone but as Father Chris mentioned, it’s best to be done in communion with others. On one hand I agree that it’s important to look for community with our friends and family but more importantly in the Eucharist with Christ Himself.

Reflecting on the life of Jeanne Fontbonne

At our Faith Connections team meeting this week, we reflected on the life of a young adult named Jeanne Fontbonne, who became a foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

We invite you to share in our prayer and reflection.

Christianity and world religions: complimentary or contradictory?

On January 13, 2014, 85 young adults from the Peel Region gathered at West 50 Pourhouse and Grille in Mississauga for Theology on Tap West. Fr. Damian McPherson explored the question “Christianity and World Religions: Complimentary or Contradictory?”