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  • Building Better Christian Bridges

    Andrea Mrozek

    In a recent talk for Ottawa’s Theology on Tap speaking series, Cardus program director Andrea Mrozek examined myths and misunderstandings that divide Catholics and Protestants. She reminded her audience of C.S. Lewis’ admonition that we are faithfully waiting, not sullenly camping, until unity is restored.

  • Steadfast Love

    Krista Ewert

    Amid the tempest of arranging her family’s move to England, Krista Ewert found shelter from the storm in the words of Psalms reminding her that God’s wondrous love never falters.

  • Baby Steps for Gerber

    Keith Dow

    Recently, the Gerber baby food company chose a child with Down syndrome as its “spokesbaby.”  But as Keith Dow of Christian Horizons asks, while the winner’s extra chromosome paints an adorable picture for disability advocacy, will the small step begin a journey of lasting social change? 

  • Salvation By The Young

    Ray Pennings

    Drawing on Angus Reid polling, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland why young Canadians are far more faith driven than the current secular narrative leads us to believe.

  • God Must Be Tax Free

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium’s Editor in Chief Father Raymond de Souza says pressure to tax churches misunderstands the distinction between Heaven and the State. 

  • The Shared Space of Faith And Science

    Peter Stockland with Milton Friesen

    Milton Friesen, program director of Cardus Social Cities, will deliver a lecture this evening at McMaster University’s Divinity College on Religion And Science: Conspiring Together For God. As Milton tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland, he intends it as a catalyst to a much broader and deeper conversation about the institutional responsibilities of faith and science in Canada’s common life.

  • A Life Touched by Billy Graham

    Lloyd Mackey

    Veteran Canadian journalist Lloyd Mackey, a senior editorial advisor to Faith in Canada 150’s Thread of 1000  Stories, recounts meeting Billy Graham while still a school boy  in 1951, an encounter that helped shape Mackey’s life and faith.

  • Bringing Lent Home

    Brittany Beacham

    Echoing Isaiah, Convivium contributor Brittany Beacham says the Lenten fast has to be about more than giving up creature comforts. It must mean opening the doors of our hearts – even of our houses – purely for God’s love.

  • Lent All Year Long

    Breanne Valerie

    In the third of her series exploring the Rule of St. Benedict. Breanne Valerie discovers the founder of the Benedictine order saw Lenten practice as an every day event.

  • The Real Zeal Deal

    Brittany Beacham

    Convivium regular contributor Brittany Beacham cautions that while a rush of zealous feeling can accomplish much in the world, real zeal is always governed by God.

  • A Novel View of the Gospel

    Lloyd Mackey

    Convivium reviewer Lloyd Mackey finds David Kitz brings a dramatist’s gifts to his novel which re-tells the Passion story in The Soldier Who Killed a King. 

  • Will the State Hug Me When I Die?

    Andrew Bennett

    Father Deacon Andrew Bennett, director of the Cardus law program, argues Canadians of religious faith must be left free to choose what procedures their healthcare institutions provide. 

  • Battlefield Of Our Hearts

    Raymond J. de Souza

    This December Convivium's editor in chief, Father Raymond J. de Souza delivered this inspiring address to over 900 faithful young people of faith gathered in Ottawa to ring in the new year together at CCO's Rise Up. 

  • Diving Into Divine Community

    Beth Davis, with Nell O'Leary, Hannah Marazzi

    Today Convivium sits down with Beth Davis and Nell O'Leary of Blessed Is She, a Catholic women’s community committed to deepening a life of prayer, daily Scripture devotionals, and creating a supportive sisterhood that stretches across North America. 

  • The Pseudo-Voodoo of “You Do You”

    Shannon Joseph

    In helping young women grasp the fashion industry’s power to shape social attitudes, Shannon A. Joseph discovers an adolescent meme with almost magical potency to impair judgement. What do you think? Are you, your friends and family concerned about the effects of fashion on female high school students?