Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and sometimes it feels like just another excuse for the greeting card industry to make a grab for your money. Though biblical in origin, the sweet secular sentiments of love have been overshadowed by pressure to be in a relationship, purchase grocery-store flowers and indulge the chocolate makers.

Speaking Out: Taking a stand against abortion

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I don’t handle conflict well, especially when it comes to social media. I don’t like to engage in online arguments. I don’t like to throw my opinion in the circle. It scares me. It makes me uneasy. 

Speaking Out: Catholic schools make me thankful

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As I enter my last semester in Alberta’s publicly-funded Catholic schools, I am, more than ever, thankful for the Catholic education I have received.

Speaking Out: My WYD dreams have to wait

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When I found out about World Youth Day Panama I was beyond excited. 

Speaking Out: Don't try to make me feel better

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I can’t stand it when someone says, “I believe in Jesus, not people.” 

Speaking Out: Rethinking your New Year goals

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Did you know Jan. 12 is known as Quitters’ Day? According to Strava, a social network for athletes, this is the fateful day when most people report failing their New Year’s goals.

Speaking Out: The new year is for spiritual growth

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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. 

Speaking Out: Our persecuted brothers and sisters

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We hear much about the situation of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, but lets not forget about the persecution of Christians in Asian countries. 

Speaking Out: When it's hard to accept God's plan

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Winter is here and I’m excited for the Advent season, but everyone who knows me knows that I love summer and I start counting down the days way too early.

Speaking Out: Everything is on purpose

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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.”