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Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Calling And Caravaggio

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Today Father Raymond J. de Souza revisits the light and beauty of Caravaggio's timeless work ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ and the truth it continues to communicate to viewers in this day and age. 

Today Father Raymond J. de Souza revisits the light and beauty of Caravaggio's timeless work ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ and the truth it continues to communicate to viewers in this day and age. 

Patti Smith’s Faithful Devotion

 

Peter Stockland

Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reviews the veritable Patti Smith's new book Devotion, drawing out the profound themes of love, light, and freedom found therein. 

Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reviews the veritable Patti Smith's new book Devotion, drawing out the profound themes of love, light, and freedom found therein. 

  • Gay Pride Meets Jewish Orthodoxy

    Peter Stockland with Daniel Jonas

    As Ottawa heads into one of the last Pride weekends of the summer in Canada, Convivium publisher Peter Stockland interviews Daniel Jonas, an Israeli LGBT activist trying to balance contemporary interpretations of human rights and identity with his devout commitment to the timeless truths of Orthodox Judaism.

  • The End of the Summer of Love

    Tim McCauley

    Father Tim McCauley considers the 50 years since the great hippie upheaval of 1967 and finds a paradox: that generation’s lust for power has given way to a new counterculture of Christian love.

  • Bubble Trouble

    Andrea Mrozek, Ruth Shaw

    A potential bubble zone in front of an Ottawa abortion clinic won’t change minds on either side of the issue, but it will affront Charter-protected free speech and freedom of association, argue Andrea Mrozek and Ruth Shaw.

  • Waiting Women

    Andrea Mrozek

    Andrea Mrozek hears recent media clamour about women having to wait too long for abortions and wonders why there are no voices concerned for women who must wait, endlessly wait, just to conceive a beloved child.

Thread of 1,000 Stories

Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. The Thread seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: thread@faithincanada150.ca.

#165: The Rich Present Of Past And Future Faith

Kevin Wiebe

Kevin Wiebe, the pastor of a small country church, shares what has consistently held together his community: faith. And the costs that commitment has created. But most importantly, how that same faith has sustained his people for generations.

#164: Of Faith and Fairies

Ariella Kimmel

At a sacred ceremony at the Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng Territory, memories of her grandmother flooded Ariella Kimmel. In her Golden Thread submission, Ariella reflects on her faith, the legacy of her grandmother, and how visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau in the presence of loved ones living and gone was a significant part of her faith journey.

Sacred Spaces

Photography is the art of seeing, which can bring the sacred to light and give pause to reflect, to ponder, to pray. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

To follow in the footsteps of the faithful who have come before shapes our path to glory.  Read More ›

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