Speaking Out

As the weather turns chillier and Halloween decorations give way to garlands and twinkling lights, modern society alerts us that Christmastime has arrived. It employs many techniques to achieve this effect, but they can all be categorized under one broad word: marketing. 

Speaking Out: Promising step to reconciliation

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One month ago, Pope Francis and the Vatican announced an upcoming papal visit to Canada to foster reconciliation with the country’s Indigenous populations in the aftermath of children being found in unmarked, residential school graves.

Speaking Out: The power of Indigenous voices

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As a Grade 11 student in Vanessa Pinto’s English Contemporary First Nations class at Loretto College Catholic Girls High School in Toronto, I appreciate learning about Indigenous history, traditions and relations with Canada.

Speaking Out: Catechism lessons begin at home

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Monkey see, monkey do. It is an idiom simply meaning children will learn their behaviour by copying what they see happening around them.

Speaking Out: Go to Joseph before it’s too late

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Dec. 8 will be the end of the historic Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis.

Speaking Out: Putting the halo back in Halloween

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What is Halloween? What is the meaning of this mysterious holiday dedicated to goblins, gremlins and ghouls? 

Speaking Out: An ode to a cherished friend

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Three weeks ago, the world lost one of the kindest, most thoughtful, intelligent, adventurous people to walk the planet — and I lost a friend.

Speaking Out: Social benefits to Facebook shutdown

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It was 10 years ago at Tony Romo’s Steakhouse Restaurant in Calgary.

Speaking Out: Nuanced approach to mental well-being

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I was scrolling through my news feed on Twitter last week when I stumbled upon a quite shocking meme.

Speaking Out: There’s no room for sexual violence

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The week of Sept. 6 was the first time many Canadian undergraduates were back on campus for in-person classes for the better part of two years — and for some like me, it was our first week ever on campus.

Speaking Out: Striking a seasonal balance

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) tells us that “to every thing there is a season.” As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, it is time to reflect upon summer accomplishments and prepare for the months ahead. Doing so allows us to become more in tune with the seasonal movements God created for us, and by extension, more in tune with His wishes for our lives.