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  • Some weddings more ‘special’ than others, priests say

    Some weddings more ‘special’ than others, priests say

    Every wedding is special, priests will tell you—but when things don’t go as planned, some are more “special” than others.

    Including children and dogs in a ceremony, frequently requested these days, can lead to unintended consequences, says Canon Judy Rois, executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada, and a parish priest for some 30 years.

    by Tali Folkins
    Posted February, 12 2016
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  • Solace for the soul

    Solace for the soul

    Religion, say some mental health experts, has at times been a mixed blessing for people of faith struggling with mental illness—but the picture is changing, bringing new hope for the afflicted.

    by Tali Folkins
    Posted December, 03 2015
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  • Out of the shadows and into the light

    Out of the shadows and into the light

    Soon after The Rev. Claire Miller arrived at her new parish of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Owen Sound, Ont., she complained to a parishioner about feeling drained. Now, years later, she still remembers his response.

    by Tali Folkins
    Posted November, 04 2015
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  • Writing of love and loss

    Writing of love and loss

    There are no measures of the depths of grief, but the death of a child is often said to be one of the most traumatic kinds of losses that people endure. 

    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted April, 15 2015
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  • Gearing down in an age of speed

    Gearing down in an age of speed
    In the modern world, most of us live highly specialized lives. We generally assume that it is more efficient to trade our time for pay and then to pay other people for their time rather than doing things like growing food and making clothes ourselves. 
    by André Forget
    Posted February, 27 2015
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  • The flying bishop

    The flying bishop
    Rod Andrews knows what it is to be forever connected to a chunk of land and a way of life. There’s a special quality in his voice when he talks about the family farm, on Alberta's Coal Trail between Delburne and Red Deer.
    by Shirley Byers
    Posted February, 25 2015
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  • Living a richer life with less

    Living a richer life with less
    Edmonton doctor Jeff Gusdal says that he recently calculated that he and his wife, Hanae Kiyooka, could have been among the “one percenters,” the wealthiest segment of the world’s population. 
    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted February, 25 2015
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  • Newfoundlanders still see church as part of their identity

    Newfoundlanders still see church as part of their identity

    The diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador is a place of contrasts. In its centre, St. John’s, wealthy property developers rub shoulders with fishermen and oil workers just back from Alberta’s Fort McMurray. In its farthest-flung regions, priests drive for hours to visit remote parishes in Labrador.

    These contrasts are present, too, in the life of the church.

    by André Forget
    Posted February, 04 2015
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  • A misfit soars on a dragon’s back: Learning from outsiders in How to Train Your Dragon 2

    A misfit soars on a dragon’s back: Learning from outsiders in How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Like its first-rate 2010 predecessorthe animated fantasy adventure How to Train Your Dragon 2 will bring tears of joy to the faces of those moved by the sight of a boy atop a jet-black dragon soaring into the clouds and swooping down toward the glistening sea.
    by John Arkelian
    Posted January, 12 2015
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  • Creativity in thrall to moral nihilism

    Creativity in thrall to moral nihilism
    The five novels (at least two more are planned) that comprise George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series defied conventional cinematic adaptation: with numerous characters, far-flung locations (everything from deserts to great cities to a wintry wasteland) and complex plots, each of the books was too involved to fit within the confines of even a long movie.
    by John Arkelian
    Posted January, 06 2015
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