As I approach the end of my time in university, I have been doing a lot of thinking about those who have played an important role in my life through these years. Among those who have supported, inspired and encouraged me, one who stands out is Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. 

Speaking Out: Vietnamese Archbishop Paul Đọc Văn Bùi lived the Gospel

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I was shocked when I learned of the death of Vietnamese Archbishop Paul Đọc Văn Bùi of Ho Chi Minh City. 

Speaking Out: My Lent with a spiritual director

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Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so easy to get lost in the little sacrifices and traditions of Lent, forgetting what the real point is behind them.

Speaking Out: I agree with Cardinal Sarah

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His Eminence Cardinal Robert Sarah is truly a fearless speaker. 

Speaking Out: Progress on my Lenten practice

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As Catholics, we’re challenged to pray daily. Apart from Sunday Mass, there are more possible ways to pray than I can even list, and I find it hard to decide what to focus on. 

Speaking Out: Being Catholic in a public school

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To my peers, it’s no big deal that I’m one of the few Catholics at my public high school, but to me, it’s a huge challenge.

Speaking Out: Fresh ideas for Canada and Church

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It has been a year of firsts for youth involvement.

Speaking Out: Lessons from Hiroshima

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I was reading Dennis Bocks’ The Ash Garden for English class last semester. The book follows the story of three main characters affected by the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during the Second World War.

Speaking out: The real dignity of dying

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This past fall, my mother received a call from the care home in Yorkton, Sask., where her eldest sister was a resident. My mother was informed that her sister had taken a turn in health and there likely wasn’t much time left. 

Speaking Out: Fight for the truth and the unborn

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We live in a country where we are told what to believe, we are pressured to conform, and our religious freedoms are gradually being taken away.

Speaking Out: The problem of perfectionism

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Recently I found myself struggling while writing a paper for class. I had been focused on a specific section, writing and rewriting a paragraph with seemingly no success. No matter what I tried, I wasn’t satisfied with what I wrote. Frustrated, I stepped away from my laptop to take a break.