• You can’t have healthy people on a sick planet

    Sixty-five participants joined Faith Connections, Development and Peace and the University of Toronto Newman Centre for a day of retreat entitled “Ecological Justice: The Connection Between Catholicism and the Environment”. The day combined talks by Dr. Dennis Patrick O’Hara, a professor of Ethics and Eco-Theology at St. Michaels College with group discussions, prayer, reflection and the Mass.

  • A part of Creation, not above it

    On February 27, Theology on Tap welcomed Sr. Noreen Allosery-Walsh, OSU and her talk "Our Lenten Journey — Engaging the World from an Ecological Perspective".

    Sr. Noreen spoke of how faith and science can be united through the discipline of cosmology, or viewing Creation in the context of the universe.

  • Getting ‘clarity of mind’ at Hike & Prayer

    The Catholic Register writes, "God had a different plan in store for the Faith Connections’ Snowshoe & Prayer event and its 18 young adult participants held on Feb. 25 at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ont. Due to the warm weather, and the lack of snow, the event was changed to Hike & Prayer."

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  • Politicians can't just shed their faith

    The Catholic Register writes, "The separation of church and state is a concept engrained in the identity and culture of Western democracy as a means of protecting religion, not eliminating it, according to the Very Rev. Lois Wilson."

    "But that definition has become less and less believable, Wilson told a few dozen young adults gathered in downtown Toronto at a Theology on Tap event that questioned what role religion should play in forming the public policy of a secular state."
  • Windows to Heaven

    At Theology on Tap on November 28, 2011, Jaroslav Skira, professor of Eastern Christianity at Regis College, discussed icons of Christ and the Theotokos (Mother of Christ). Professor Skira described icons as the illustrated continuation of holy scriptures. They are windows to heaven that communicate holiness and the light of grace. The light from icons is comparable to the light that flowed from Jesus in the Transfiguration.
  • CCCM looking for a National Coordinator

    The Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry provides support for campus ministers across Canada. They are currently inviting applications for a
    National Coordinator on a one year maternity leave contract.

    More information: http://www.cccm.ca/Stage/NCjobposting

  • Religion: The Missing Peace

    Theology on Tap welcomed Leah Watkiss and her talk “Religion, The Missing Peace: How, Why, and When Religion Can Transform Conflict” on October 24, 2011.

    While it is commonly believed that religion is the source of many of the world’s conflicts and wars, in fact religion is often only a superficial cause.
  • Food nourishing the soul

    With a new series of Eat Pray Share: Breaking Bread beginning we reflect back on the insightful Theology on Tap presentation given by Genevieve Anderson on "The Gourmet Gospel".

    Learning how food can be spiritual is a welcome idea for foodies everywhere and a new thought perhaps for others. Foodie, facilitator and chaplain Genevieve Anderson shared thoughts and ideas on the concept that awareness of food can "bring us closer in relationship with the divine".
  • Exploring McLuhan’s message at Nuit Blanche

    Faith Connections’ Hike and Prayer at Nuit Blanche

    Jed de los Reyes writes in The Catholic Register, "About 25 young adults took to the streets during Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s yearly all-night art festival, to explore the spiritual connections behind the exhibits...."

    "As with all art, many questions were raised following each viewing. When we interact with the world, how does it respond? What are the new possibilities available to the world that could further God’s plan? What new responsibilities come with this new empowerment? Every participant left feeling a little more thoughtful than they were when they arrived, but everyone took away very different personal messages, as the exhibits were bound to do."

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  • The Wonderful Imperfect

    Fr. Philip Chircop
    At Theology on Tap on September 26, 2011, Fr. Philip Chircop, a Jesuit priest from Malta, spoke about embracing and loving each of our own imperfections. Perfection is a moving target that we, as humans alone, cannot completely reach. However, the Good News tells us that we can be imperfect and still be worthy of God's love. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more, or less.