• Taizé Montreal: A Weekend of Friendship

    Taizé Montreal
    On April 27-29, 2007 1000 young adults (18-35yrs) embarked on a pilgrimage to Taizé Montreal. With some nerves and lots of excitement we wondered what would be in store for us when we arrived in Montreal. I had heard of the Taizé community, and I generally knew what they were about: prayer. In addition there was also this wonderful idea of praying with some other Christians, an ecumenical gathering. I am a Catholic and love what I experience in my Church, but I also wondered why it is not possible to SAY that we are one body (Ef. 4, 4-6) and live up to it.
  • Jesus is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

    Fr. Allan MacDonald & Sr. Therese Meunier

    On Monday, April 23, Fr. Allan MacDonald, Chaplain of York Catholic Chaplaincy and member of the Companions of the Cross, discussed "Proofs of the Resurrection". For all Catholics, belief in the Resurrection of Jesus is a required component of faith. Fr. Allan's exploration of the evidence helped strengthen our belief in this shared meta-narrative.

  • Interfaith Talk in a Pluralistic World

    Janet Somerville

    Hey Dude, I've Lost My Meta-Narrative, Can I Borrow Yours?

  • Dying to Live: Desperate and Dangerous Immigration on the US-Mexico Border

    Hilary Cunningham and Stephen Scharper, Associate Professors at the University of Toronto

    The topic was “Dying to Live: Desperate and Dangerous Immigration on the US-Mexico Border”. Hilary Cunningham and Stephen Scharper, Associate Professors at the University of Toronto, presented an insightful talk on their experiences at the border and the underlying theology in border issues. Below, a participant shares his thoughts on the talk:

  • Life, Spirit, and the Trapeze

    November 27th Theology on Tap

    Faith Connections’ November 27th Theology on Tap was abuzz with images of circus stunts. Sr. Sue Mosteller shared with us reflections on her experience of living with and learning from trapeze artists.

  • Living your Faith in a Challenging World

    Neil MacCarthy

    Neil MacCarthy told three funny, inspiring, stories about living your faith now to the young people overflowing the room at Theology on Tap on May 31 at the Duke of York pub. Each story beautifully illustrated his message. The response from the standing-room-only crowd showed that “they got it” every time.

  • Sunday: Your Vision of God and Your Vision of Yourself

    Bishop Boissonneau

    On September 25th Bishop Boissonneau filled the house at Theology on Tap! The 90 people present were encouraged to ponder and discuss “Sunday: Your Vision of God & Your Vision of Yourself.”

  • Taking your Soul to Work

    Mimi Marrocco

    Mimi Marrocco

    Mimi Marrocco came to Faith Connections' Theology on Tap" on June 14 and made a wonderful case for being ourselves during the 70% of our lives that we spend during our waking lives at work. Her illustration of the cost of denying that self, staying safe, was drawn from Dickens’ novel Great Expectations: Wemmick, the “post-office-mouth man” – man as machine during office hours.

  • Let us build the city of God

    Joe Mihevc

    “Every political discussion is a question of vision and values,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc at Theology on Tap’s April event. “You just need to tease these out.” He urged his audience to use their faith commitment to transform the world. As a city councillor for the past 15 years, with a PhD in theology and social ethics, he is well placed to discuss this topic.

  • Bread For My Neighbour is Spiritual

    Jack Costello SJ

    Father Jack Costello SJ came to Theology on Tap March 29 and spoke on “Want to do justice? First fall in love.”

    He invited his listeners to forget about labels — “We have our sense of where real shadows lie in the areas of gender, the environment and economics.” He directed them to look past the cynicism that comes with trying to gain happiness from driving SUV’s. “Life is about being in love and caring for people,” he said, “Bread for my neighbour is spiritual.”