Speaking Out

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.

Speaking out: Small ways to celebrate Christ

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This time of transitioning from Advent to Christmas is a time when you can truly evaluate how well you prepare for Christ’s coming.

Speaking out: Why I started my Catholic blog

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I go through phases where for a chunk of time I am super productive, and then I crash and watch The Office for the better part of a week.

Speaking out: Harden not your heart this Advent

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One of my closest friends, Carrie, has always inspired me by her generosity and kind heart. Everything she does, she does for God. 

Speaking out: Working for the Catholic Church

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When I was 18 years old, a fresh high school graduate with loads of ambition and what seemed like direction for my life, I felt an overbearing sense of guilt.

Speaking out: Student council steps out of line

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The censorship began Sept. 28. 

Representatives of the University of Ottawa Students for Life were promoting the club at their table in the university’s student centre when an executive from the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) ordered them to leave. The executive said that she had received many complaints. She then added that she would call Protection Services if the students refused.