Speaking Out

Over the past few weeks, social media has exploded with anger, sadness and shock as the bodies of hundreds of Indigenous children have been found buried at several former residential schools across Canada.

Speaking Out: End is near, but stay vigilant

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We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Speaking Out: The artist as a truth teller

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It’s often said artists suffer for their craft. This pain can take different forms, but predominantly it is mental health struggles that loom large for many creative people.

Speaking Out: Making do with less is good for the soul

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Although spirituality is at the core of religion, physical objects are inherent to its history and current functioning. 

Speaking Out: Meeting an Asian superhero

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Anti-Asian racism has been among us for far too long. It’s been ramped up in the pandemic, racists blaming Asians for the introduction of COVID-19.

Speaking Out: Always be true to your beliefs

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Based on its description, everything about the 1957 film 12 Angry Men seems synonymous with the word “boring.”

Speaking Out: St. Joseph a model for youth

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The first day of the month marked St. Joseph the Worker’s feast day, an incredibly relevant devotion for today’s youth. There are many reasons to foster devotion to this model of strong masculinity each year, but especially in 2021, a special year dedicated to St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis on Dec. 8. 

Speaking Out: Give prayer a chance

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The recent launch of the Vatican’s global rosary “marathon” during May, targeted at praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, comes as Canadians experience despair brought on by a third lockdown spanning the nation.

Speaking Out: Make sacramental preparation matter

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This is the time Confirmation classes in my parish usually begin. But for the second year running, sacramental preparation courses will be held online.

Speaking Out: Ups and downs of pandemic life

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Nearing eight months into this pandemic and starting my senior year in hybrid learning, I, like most, was going stir-crazy this past October. I worked remotely, teaching music and trying to learn and work in a household with three others trying to do the same. 

Speaking Out: Spread light to counter darkness

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On March 26, our popular culture evidently took one more step towards a state of depravity with the release of  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)by Lil Nas X, a rapper known for his unorthodox rap/pop crossovers and his openly homosexual identity.