Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, February 14th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Evangelii Gaudium: A Personal Response” by our very own Dcn. Charles Fernandes. It is available here from our Web site. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel (i.e.Evangelii Gaudium) can be downloaded from the Vatican Website here.
This event in honour of St. Thomas Aquinas took place at Blessed Sacrament Church, Kitchener, Ontario on January 24, 2014. The program sung by the Cantualis Chant Choir consisted of (1) Pange lingua, (2) Sacris solemniis, (3) Verbum supernum prodiens and (4) Lauda Sion Sequence and (5) Adoro te devote. The hymns were introduced by David Hall, choir director. Commentary from Aquinas At Prayer by Paul Murray OP was read by Rev. Mark Morley. The English translation of Adoro te devote by Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was read by Seán O’Seasnain. Continue reading
In honour of the upcoming Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, and to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Communio Circle of the Diocese of Hamilton and the Cantualis Chant Choir present an evening of hymns composedby St. Thomas for the Feast of Corpus Christi along with commentaries taken from Aquinas At Prayer by Paul Murray, OP, on Friday, January 24th at 7:00pm in Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 Laurentian Drive, Kitchener, Ontario. Refreshments to follow in the music room. The following notes on the founding of Cantualis and its activities were provided by David Hall: Continue reading
“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” (#3) “Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: … we are always ‘missionary disciples’. So what are we waiting for?” (#120) “I am a mission on this earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world. We are to regard ourselves as sealed, even branded, by this mission of bringing light, blessing, enlivening, raising up, healing and freeing.” (#273) Continue reading
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, January 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing David W. Fagerberg’s “The Sacraments as Actions of the Mystical Body” from the Winter 2012 edition of Communio: Liturgy and Culture (Volume 39.4).
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, December 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Oliver de Berranger’s “Becoming Catholic: John Henry Newman” from the Spring 2013 edition of Communio: Catholicity and Education (Volume 40.1).
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, November 8th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Robert Spaemann’s “The Courage to Educate” from the Spring 2013 edition of Communio: Catholicity and Education (Volume 40.1).
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, October 11th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Rémi Brague’s “Athens – Jersualem – Rome” from the Spring 2013 edition of Communio: Catholicity and Education (Volume 40.1).
A Conversation for the Year of Faith among Christians, Atheists, Non-Believers and Free Thinkers in the Diocese of Hamilton
10:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, September 21st
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
714 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
When Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor spoke at a conference on religion and the public sphere he described secularity in terms of the three goals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality and fraternity. Although he acknowledged that pursuing the goals of liberty and equality requires compromise, he argued that negotiating public policy requires fraternity among citizens. As Canadians pursued the goals of liberty and equality, Canada became more pluralistic and secular. It is hoped that this event will promote the goal of fraternity among Canadians with different notions of secularity, namely those of us who hold religious beliefs, such as Christians, and those of us who don’t hold them, such as atheists and free thinkers.