Growing up, there wasn’t the option to not go to church. In our household, if you don’t go to church, you don’t get to celebrate Christmas or Easter, which are two pretty big holidays for a young kid.

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As a young adult, Emma Lim had a lot of questions about her faith. But she didn’t have anyone to talk to. Now working as a psychotherapist, she confronts these questions with her clients every day. 

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There was one important lesson my friends Matthew Remedios and Monika Cyfko learned while volunteering at our parish’s summer camp — youth need this kind of bonding and faith experience all year round.

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On April 2, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation in response to the Synod on Young People last October. The YSN team carefully combed through the document and here are some of their reactions. 

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The other day I was hypnotized in my Instagram Stories when I saw that a friend posted a meme. If you’re not in the generation familiar with memes, they’re generally a photo that’s been edited with words to add humour.

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Young people rediscovering sacred music, learning the beauty of the pipe organ and young women veiling for Mass.

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MISSISSUAGA - Fr. Carlos Macatangga said that Christ died on the cross so that we might have eternal life.

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It was Week 1 of my Exodus 90 fast and I really wanted a brownie.

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VANCOUVER - A team of local missionaries is hoping to spend less time fundraising and more time in the field thanks to funding they’ll receive from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

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This year, I decided to read the Bible all the way through, starting at the book of Genesis.

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It is easy for me to search the Internet for “experts” who will tell me exactly what I should do to fix my life this year. 

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We often don’t see what happens behind the scenes as seminarians turn into priests.

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I struggle to keep up with the fast pace and heavy reading load that comes with studying English and as each year progresses, I am tempted to let my spiritual to-read list stack up in the corner until school calms down.

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Eric Luscombe’s first day was a little chaotic.

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My family’s prayer lives have grown remarkably since we began praying the rosary together about seven or eight years ago.

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