A brief history of the people of the western Arctic. This article was previously published in the Prairie Messenger newspaper in 2017.
Pope Francis is not coming to Canada as hoped. What are we to make of that and where do we go from here? Continue reading “What Does Pope Francis’ “No Apology” Mean for Reconciliation?”
The people of the northern Church manage without a priest because they are used to being on their own. In place of the Eucharist, the people continue to gather thanks to faithful lay leaders who keep the spark of faith alive. Continue reading Helpers in the Vineyard
There is solace in knowing that the sun will rise again. Though the sun is out of our view we see signs of its presence still as beautiful displays of fiery red and orange clouds skirt the horizon during the mid-day. These days without sunshine might seem long but like all life’s difficult moments, these too will pass. Continue reading The Dark Days
Summer is now at its peak in the western Canadian Arctic. Around Inuvik the greenery is lush and the ditches and open areas of the delta are painted with the brilliant fuchsia of Fireweed and the crimson of Paintbrush. Fluffy white blossoms of Arctic Cotton fill the low lying wet areas and little blue and pink blossoms cover the tundra as far as the eye can see. It would take a master painter to conjure a palette with such an endless variety of color. Continue reading Nature and the Arts in the Arctic