Victoria Day, which falls on May 22 this year, is much beloved by Canadians, though we suspect the reasons have less to do with paying tribute to the British monarch than enjoying its accompanying long weekend.

Speaking Out: Philippines' Church keeps faith in face of injustice

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Okay din si Duterte! (Duterte is alright!),” my dad said in approval. Gathered at the dinner table, talk of the boorish Filipino president peppered our family meal.

Speaking Out: How to respond to opposition to Church teaching

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Recently, a friend of mine told me about a conversation she had with a classmate at college. To make a long story short, the topic of abortion came up and once this classmate realized my friend was pro-life, she started to get angry.

Speaking Out: Bring out the ‘Catholic’ in Catholic education

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I am a product of the Catholic education system and if you were to ask me what I learned in high school I would tell you I didn’t learn enough about my faith.

Speaking Out: Climate change is a moral crisis

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I am almost completely removed from nature in my daily life. I don’t have to worry about where my water is coming from and the food I eat is easily accessible at the supermarket. My life, and the lives of my family and friends, are not in any immediate danger because of global warming.

Speaking Out: Of science and miracles

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He is risen! Truly, He is risen! We have just begun our celebration of the most incredible miracle of all time — the miracle of Easter.

Speaking Out: How I serve the domestic Church

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It has been one year since Amoris Laetitia was released and Pope Francis’ apostolic letter remains just as relevant today.

Speaking Out: My wooden cross keeps my faith alive

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Every so often, I get questioning looks directed at the cross hanging from my neck. Sometimes, people are curious to know what that wooden symbol means.

Speaking Out: My mission trip opened my eyes

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When I saw houses that were falling apart and children walking around with tattered clothing, my heart sank. I’d seen pictures of third-world countries and had heard stories of the less fortunate, but my eyes were opened when I stepped into this life for a week.

Speaking Out: St. Patrick among my holy heroes

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My parents gave me the name Patrick after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.