The Pope’s Apology, What Comes Next? 

Evan Peters '25 & Aidan Kuo '25 Contributors On Monday, July 25, 2022, Pope Francis delivered a historic apology for the Roman-Catholic Church’s involvement in the Residential Schools system. From the 1870s to the 1990s, 150 000 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children between the ages of four to sixteen were taken from their families... Continue Reading →

Crucifixion in the Philippines

John Ergon Golpe ’24 Contributor The Philippines, known as the most fervently Catholic country in Southeast Asia, holds the decades-long tradition to reenact the Passion and death of Jesus Christ. The ceremony known as the most visually striking religious festival in the world takes place annually on Good Friday. Traditionally, penitents subject themselves to the... Continue Reading →

Prominent Black Saints

Baljot Rai ’24 February is Black History Month, a time to be aware of societal and cultural contributions of the Black community. It’s a time which calls us to gain knowledge, fight for justice, and address racism. The Black community is a vital part of the Church’s development, especially with Black saints. The history of... Continue Reading →

Pope Francis and Residential Schools

Samay Dadlani ’24 Contributor There has never been a papal visit more anticipated than Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to Cana-da. The Pope agreed to assist with ongoing reconciliation efforts for the Indigenous peoples following the discovery of thousands of children buried at former residential schools. The Vatican has declared that the Canadian Conference of Catholic... Continue Reading →

Solidarity in a COVID-19 World

Baljot Rai ’24 Contributor “Solidarity” is defined as unity or agreement, especially amongst people with similar interests. However, over the past year and a half, we have learned that solidarity is much more than a common interest: it is essential. Pope Francis said it best last April, “As the tragic COVID-19 pandemic has taught us:... Continue Reading →

The Mormon Temple

Nathan Poklar ’24 Contributor Driving down Kenaston Boulevard near Bridgewater, you might notice a great brick building, decorated with stained glass and with a golden angel crowning the steeple. Over the past three years, the building has slowly crept up, with many wondering what it could possibly be. Finally, we have the answer — a... Continue Reading →

From Saint Nick to Santa Claus

Baljot Rai '24 Contributor It’s officially the Christmas season; the merriest time of the year. The holiday spirit is in the air, there’s a cheery vibe amongst the students, Mariah Carey’s Christmas songs are playing, and winter break and presents are on everyone’s minds. And nothing says Christmas more than the world-famous, Santa Claus. The... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Hinduism

Yash Varma ’24  Contributor  Hinduism is the oldest and the third most practiced religion in the world, the predominant religion in India and Nepal. Unlike religions such as Christianity or Judaism, Hinduism does not have a founder (like Jesus or Abraham). Instead, it is a collection of traditions and philosophies.   In Hinduism, God is viewed... Continue Reading →

Sinner Get Ready Review 

Alec Compton  ’22  Arts & Culture Editor  Faith is a complicated concept that means many things to many people. As much as we have secularized as a society, it is undeniable that faith has influenced our art. Unlike most religious music, Ignota’s Sinner Get Ready does not simply sing God’s praises; instead, it takes a personal... Continue Reading →

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