Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to become acquainted with a couple churches around the South Shore and in Montreal, getting a better sense of what each is doing in order to get involved with their community and with global issues.
Growing up in a Christian community, I’d sometimes felt that the church was separate from the outside world. It seemed as though there was an invisible rift between the people I would see during a Sunday service and those that would sit next to me in class; sermons and worship seemingly never intersected with real-world issues.
However, nothing... [+] Read more
In an article for CBC News, the Associated Press describes the way in which Pope Francis’ papacy has shown itself to be reflective of modern leadership tendencies. Noting that the Church has often been self-centered and isolated from its followers, Francis calls for priests to “get out of their sacristies, get their shoes muddy, [and] get involved in the lives of their faithful”. He believes that all members of the Church are equal, and that those ranked... [+] Read more