Finding the perfect parking spot, receiving a free coffee at work or just having a day in which you feel really great. 

Speaking Out: Discerning marriage at 22

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It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. I was standing in his dining room, watching him make his family laugh. He was kind to his parents and he was helpful to his sister. Most important, he was the same person to them as he was to me. And I thought to myself, “I’m going to marry him someday.” 

Speaking Out: Finding Christ in my school musical

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Cawthra Park Secondary School is currently preparing for a production of Legally Blonde The Musical where I play one of the lead characters, Vivienne Kensington. That means from Monday to Thursday after school and all-day every Sunday, we’ve been in rehearsals. 

Speaking Out: How can I be a part of reconciliation?

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I love my Church, but I admit I have at times found it difficult dealing with its sins against the Indigenous community.

Speaking Out: Catholic gaming apps can evangelize culture

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You know an app must be right when Pope Francis gives it his official blessing. 

Speaking Out: Give young people the benefit of doubt

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There is a misconception that teenagers will always jump at an opportunity to do wrong. This is based on the stereotype that teens are up to no good. 

Speaking Out: The highs and lows of my faith

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I have left the Church many times, but now I can say with certainty that I will remain with the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church for the rest of my life.

Speaking Out: Can the institutional church speak to the unique way I experience God?

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I grew up far away from my current home in Vancouver. My parents, Mauro and Gertrude Dsouza, made their home in Bangalore, India, and my childhood was filled with storybooks, swimming pools, piano classes and ballet lessons. Not to forget about school! 

Speaking Out: Living my pro-life identity

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“Hi, my name is Gabriela Pariseau and I am an American pro-life Catholic.”

Speaking Out: Staying faithful amidst a crisis

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Scrolling through my Facebook the past two months as the terrible scandals in the Catholic Church unraveled, my news feed was filled with commentary both disturbing and sad.

Speaking Out: The Pope, social media and me

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In my short lifetime, I have already seen three popes preside as the head of our Church.