Speaking Out

Every woman has her own experience with veiling. Except for her wedding, or if she’s fortunate enough to meet the Pope, some women may never wear a veil.

Speaking Out: Our overlooked COVID heroes

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Over the last four months, the world has become reacquainted with what’s important in life. For everything we’ve lost, COVID-19 has compelled us to take an introspective look at our priorities and what jobs and provided necessities society on the whole now regard as essential.

Speaking Out: Valuable lessons found in isolation

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Daily life has been defined by change and adaptability since COVID-19 shut down life as we know it back in March. I used to be able to attend school at St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Secondary School in North York, go shopping, attend Mass and, most importantly, I could not only see, but could hug my friends and family.

Speaking Out: Using talents to change the world

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Capes and feats of strength, or perhaps great speeches and political influence — these are images associated with the heroes we envision changing the world around us. 

Speaking Out: Reflections on a year of turmoil

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With so much going on around the world, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed.

Speaking Out: Morality suffers in pandemic, too

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During this time, people are rightly concerned with the dangers of COVID-19. However, there is another problem that has arisen during this confusing time.

Speaking Out: Sacramentality needs to return

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On May 14, Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled the first phase of the province’s cautious re-opening strategy. Approved businesses received the green light to resume operations if in compliance with the safety protocols advised by public health. 

Speaking Out: Seeking spring rejuvenation

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Spring in northwestern Ontario arrived late this year, with new leaves not even open at the Victoria Day long weekend. Despite this, there are many signs that spring is persevering. I began a small garden plot in a tree-sheltered nook in our yard, and I’m planning to plant wildflowers and other floral specimens later.

Speaking Out: Reclaiming time during pandemic

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It has been over two months since the enacting of shelter-in-place and social distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has forced us into new circumstances, going forward in an uncharted “new normal.”

Speaking Out: Confronting doubt grows your faith

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Doubt in your religious beliefs is that uncomfortable topic no one wants to broach. So … let’s talk about it!

Speaking Out: Times demand holy social action

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“In difficult situations, we are called to be holy,” said Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, during his homily on April 28.