Offering of bread and wine represents call to give deeply of ourselves

By Glen Argan The choice of the Gospel for Sunday’s celebration of Corpus Christi – the Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ – is slightly perplexing. Here we celebrate Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, and the Gospel provided is that of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. Look more closely, however, and you will see

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Trinity Sunday an opportunity to jettison authoritarian notion of God

By Glen Argan Trinity Sunday is an invitation to get our understanding of God right. This may seem like an abstract, intellectual exercise, but it is not. It has enormous ramifications for our lives and for our world. The 20th century theologian Karl Rahner once wrote that although most Christians profess a belief in the Trinity, they are in fact

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Jesus transforms fear, abolishes sin by sending his Spirit

By Glen Argan It is not human to desire suffering. We recoil from any experience of suffering, whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual. Yet our redemption is founded on Christ’s suffering and death. Sunday’s Gospel tells of “the disciples” cowering behind locked doors on Easter Sunday out of fear of “the Jews.” Jesus enters their midst to show the

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Modi’s mysticism does not overcome sectarian tribalism

(Originally published in The Catholic Register, Toronto) By Glen Argan The overwhelming election victory of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has heightened fears among members of the nation’s minority religions, including Christians. Yet Christians in the Western world might well learn some lessons, both positive and negative, from Modi’s politics of Hindu nationalism. Modi is one of

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