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Remembering Capt. Rev. William A. White

Remembering Capt. Rev. William A. White

February 16, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Megan Jones February is Black History Month. It’s a time to celebrate and honour the contributions of Black Canadians. Within the CAF we commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of Black Canadians who serve, including the incredible contributions of Captain the Reverend William A. White. When the First World War broke out, thousands of Black Canadians would flock to enlist, only to be turned away and told there was no place for themRead More

Wet sock

Wet sock

February 2, 2021 at 12:42 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Howard Rittenhouse There’s nothing like a wet sock to catch your attention. One winter’s morning (back when we lived in Ontario in the snow belt), I was getting dressed and stepped over to the closet to grab a shirt. Squelch! I stepped in a puddle. There shouldn’t be a puddle on my closet floor. Why is there a puddle on my closet floor? As the icy cold water soaked my sock, IRead More

Maj Hjalmarson

Maj Hjalmarson

November 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards Every once in a while, it hits the news: the story of a door that almost never opens, the neighbours don’t know the person who lives behind it, and after a long while someone finally has cause to go inside, only to discover that the person who lives there has passed away… and nobody knew. It’s a scary prospect, to think that a person could die that alone. Yet, theRead More

You got a boo-boo

You got a boo-boo

September 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Howard Rittenhouse A long time ago, on a base far, far away, there was a platoon of recruit chaplains. They were eager, excited, motivated, and very dim. Well, some were. There were a few who were quite intelligent, thoughtful, and really very smashing blokes with whom to have a pint (you’ll never guess in which group your esteemed writer puts himself). One day, these padres-in-production were square-bashing under the command of anRead More

On garbage,  and picking it up

On garbage, and picking it up

June 30, 2020 at 11:08 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman Garbage! What thoughtless people leave garbage lying around? Going for a jog the other morning past the marina, there is garbage, piles of take-out refuse, tossed cynically out of car windows, and left for others to collect. We ought to hunt these people down (their finger prints are on the trash!), round them up into old-fashioned chain gangs and send them out to tidy the streets and roadsides. Who’s withRead More

Gratefulness a way of life

Gratefulness a way of life

June 9, 2020 at 11:24 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk As a military chaplain I have the privilege of serving people of all ages. Although our military congregations are usually younger from those of many civilian churches and other places of worship we too have veterans, members who have been coming to our chapels for the last twenty or thirty years and who like to joke that they are a part of the church furniture. While I have friends whoRead More