When I was in Grade 4, I used to sit in the front pew at my church and watch my older sister altar serve. I had always looked up to my sister and as I sat there, I realized I wanted to be just like her.

Speaking Out: Beauty in the old fashioned

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Plenty of my peers have told me they don’t understand why Catholics can’t just get with the times.

Speaking Out: Debate without the name-calling

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A few days ago, I found myself speaking at work about my beliefs regarding artificial contraceptives.

Speaking out: How to make Halloween holy

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When I was a child, my favourite part about Halloween was stopping at the “magnet lady’s house.”

Speaking Out: The many names of God

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Never in my life have I seen so many religions under one roof.

The roof in this case belonged to St. Philip Neri Church in Toronto and the event was the Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace at the beginning of October.

Speaking Out: Answering my call to serve

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I didn’t know what it meant to truly serve others until I became a part of student council.

Feminism in the eyes of God

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In a recent Facebook post, a Christian blogger named Dale Partidge said women are considered “old fashioned” if they accept the chivalrous actions of a man.

Speaking Out: My friend the seminarian

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

Speaking Out: Spiritual reading for busy students

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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.

Speaking Out: Why my family prays the rosary

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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.

Speaking Out: Bubble trouble for pro-lifers

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Summer is ending and I’m now entering my first year of university, but I am more concerned about something else: bubble zones.