Day: June 17, 2019


My father died earlier this year — Our relationship was a mystery…

Ottawa resident Roshene Lawson shared this very personal reflection at St. Joseph’s Parish in Sandy Hill on Father’s Day. In it she speaks about the recent death of her father, her complicated relationship with him and how all of this connects to her faith. Happy Father’s Day (weekend)…and Happy Trinity Sunday (weekend)! My own father, […]

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A review of Benoit Chartier’s The Calumnist Malefesto

Benoit Chartier, the Ottawa area author of the anthology The Calumnist Malefesto, breaks the negative stereotypes often attached to self-publishing, offering readers a skillfully edited collection of engaging and atmospheric prose. Each story is unique, the themes diverse and the language varied–the latter adjusted to fit the tone of the given narrative. There is a […]

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Social justice, faith and life — Featured summer programs in the Ottawa area

Below we’ve assembled a shortlist of community programs and events in the Ottawa area this summer focused on matters of social justice, faith and life questions. From time-to-time, Presszo shares a list of community-based events that we believe may be of interest to our readers. These are the sort of grassroots events that sometimes don’t […]

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