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.

Speaking out: We can feed the world's hungry

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In our world today, it seems that food is everywhere, but there is not a bite to eat.

Speaking out: Offering my gifts at Sunday Mass

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I believe it is natural for people to go through a period where they don’t feel the desire or the need to go to Church.

Speaking out: Relativism can damage society

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I never knew relativism caused damage to society until I learned about it in a Grade 10 religion class last year. Since then, I have been discouraged about what I’ve seen happen in society.

Speaking out: A new year to renew my faith

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As I enter the first week of 2018, I fear that a lot of my New Year’s resolutions, like exercising and not procrastinating on school assignments, will waver.