Archbishop Smith: Who’s to Know?

Last week I was on retreat with the priests of the Archdiocese. Our days of prayer and reflection were led by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland. With the heart of a true pastor and wisdom of a great theologian, he helped us to reflect upon and renew our commitment to Jesus Christ as priests.

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An Enduring Legacy: Acquiring the Sisters of Social Service Archives

This past spring the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives (BFLA) was blessed to have been part of a historic moment.  In March 2019, we received a large acquisition documenting the charism and functioning of the Canadian Sisters of Social Service (SSS).  The contract was finalized and the move of 160 linear meters of archival documents … Continue reading An Enduring Legacy: Acquiring the Sisters of Social Service Archives

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A Philosophical Habit of Mind

On a more positive note on how universities may best fulfill what they were originally founded to do, please do feel free to peruse this article on the thought of Blessed – soon, Deo volente, Saint – John Henry Cardinal Newman, whose Idea of a University offers the architectonic framework of how one should implement and approach a post-secondary liberal education. The fruit of such should be that the student apprehends the great outlines of knowledge, the principles on which it rests, the scale of its parts, its lights and its shades, its great points and its little, as he

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Priorities, Acceptance and Surrender (23.C)

A wonderful teacher at St. Anthony’s gives her students a preview of the Sunday Gospel every Friday. This year she’s teaching grade one on Fridays, and she confessed she didn’t know how she’d explain to the youngsters why Jesus said they should hate their fathers and mothers.I told her I didn’t know how I was going to explain to their parents why Jesus said they should hate their children. I asked her to let me know when she figured it out!Believe it or not, two brothers told a funny story on a podcast yesterday that helped me figure it out. A

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