“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. 

Speaking out: Catholic studies worth the effort

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Whenever someone asks me what I study in school, my heart always sinks a bit. 

Speaking out: Thank God for my community

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Two years ago, I started volunteering at my church’s youth group. My role was to teach the students, mentor them and listen to them. 

Speaking Out: I want to be a prime minister

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When I was five and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be the first female prime minister of Canada. 

Speaking out: YSN helped me grow in faith

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This summer is a time of change in my life as I move from high school to university. It is also the end of my time as a Youth Speak News reporter. As I begin my new journey in life, it it a good time to reflect on what this past year has meant to me.

Speaking out: Reflecting on my engagement

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I was watching a comedy special by Chris D’Elia the other day where he joked about marriage and it really got me thinking. 

Speaking out: Working through post-grad anxiety

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If anyone had asked me last summer about my plans after graduation, I would have said that I was going to move to the U.S. to complete a one-year postgraduate fellowship with a giant media company. 

Speaking Out: A movie for every single person

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When I left high school I told myself university is where I would find a husband. Well, I have one year left of my bachelor’s degree with no husband in sight. 

Speaking Out: Choosing my Catholic faith

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I grew up always attending Catholic school, from elementary school through university.