Speaking Out

With the bizarreness that has been 2021 to date, the shortest campaign for an election season we’ve ever experienced seems par for the course.

Speaking Out: We are not alone in sacred mission

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One Sunday last month, I stood in my home church in Barrie, Ont., that was overflowing with visitors. It was truly a great sight to see and reminded me of pre-COVID days when churches were often full like this.

Speaking Out: Vandalism no path to reconciliation

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In light of the unmarked graves found at residential school sites across Canada this spring and summer, different groups have sought apologies and atonement from the Catholic Church for its contribution to residential schools.

Speaking Out: Seeing beauty in the autistic

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Everyone stumbles in aspects of their life, but some individuals are called to weather more arduous day-to-day challenges than others.

Speaking Out: Hit ‘pause’ on COVID-19 chatter

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Take a moment and reflect on the last three conversations you had. Was COVID-19 the subject of any of them? If not, give yourself a pat on the back. Clearly, you’ve been making an effort to avoid the topic. But if you’re like myself and many others, pandemic conversation has become a serious problem.

Speaking Out: Olympians open up about faith

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Long before Jesus walked this Earth and died for our sins, the Ancient Greeks ran, threw and wrestled their way to glory in the first iterations of the Olympic Games.

Speaking Out: Human rights begin in the womb

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As the economic successes of the Industrial Age gave way to grandiose advancements of the modern technological era, society was presumed to be a great beacon of civilization. Humans see ourselves as formidable and intelligent as we learn more and more.

Speaking Out: Recharge yourself with the Bible

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Congratulations on navigating another year of school burdened with COVID-19 adversity. I cannot understate that kids, teens, young adults and mature students alike all deserve to bask in the glow of summer vacation.

Speaking Out: Let’s get real on Indigenous support

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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.