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Egan: The Silver Rose, the golden florist and his final arrangement

It took 38 years but it finally happened: The bloom is off The Silver Rose — Gerry Arial is retiring.

In the year he turns 70, Ottawa’s florist to the stars is preparing to wind up his shop on O’Connor Street at the end of March. 783 more words

Local News

The Apostle Peter

Today is the Feast Day for St. Peter the first Pope. There is nothing that separates Catholic Christians from other Christian denominations, both Protestant and Orthodox, more than the Catholic Tradition of the ongoing papacy. 318 more words

Catholic Church

John Paul II: "As the family goes ..."

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

Pope John Paul II

Religious/Theological Reflections

Pope John Paul II

I have understood: the tree must be wounded
so that the scion should find its own place,
understood: the tree must be wounded
to let life seep through; 49 more words


Looking For A Valentine's Day Gift?

The top drawer of my bureau containing my undergarments is overflowing, as many women might relate to. Yes, my weight has fluctuated having had 5 children, but it was those same 5 kids who put shopping for personal undergarments very low on my priority list. 630 more words

Family Faith

Prayer for Unity (John 17)

A short while before his death Jesus prayed a prayer for all those who would come after him – us included. In this talk, Liam looks at Jesus’ prayer for unity and considers how it should shape our own prayers. 31 more words


This hairdresser slave is on the way to canonization

February is Black History Month, which is a fitting occasion to also recognize the contributions of many Black Catholic Americans. We can honor such people as  687 more words