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VANCOUVER -- A 16-year-old Vancouver student is receiving praise for his courage in standing up for his faith by establishing a Catholic Club at his public high school.

St. Joseph’s students embrace Christmas spirit

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The spirit of Christmas giving arrived early this year in Edmonton, with the St. Joseph’s College Catholic Students’ Association at the University of Alberta collecting clothing to keep dozens of homeless people a little warmer this winter.

Students make mark as social justice activists

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In the wake of eye-catching headlines announcing the discovery of unmarked burial sites at former residential schools, Catholics around the country were deeply troubled by the revelations.

Bible podcast tops the Apple charts

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The Bible in a Year (BIAY) podcast launched by Catholic priest Fr. Mike Schmitz and biblical scholar Jeff Cavins has emerged as a religious media phenomenon among North American audiences.

Toronto board to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is opening the eyes of its students to Indigenous veterans and their role in Canada’s past war efforts.

Faith Connections puts bow on 16-year legacy

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Catholic young adults gathered one last time, virtually, Oct. 25 to bid farewell to the Faith Connections program operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Youth encouraged to be politically engaged

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Grace Rogalski utilized her power as a young Canadian Catholic voter for the first time in last month’s federal election

Catholic youth keep Fatima message alive

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A crowd of 100,000 pilgrims gathered in the Cova Da Iria Oct. 17, 1913, straining their eyes up to the sky over Fatima, Portugal, expecting a miracle. Suddenly, the sun burst forth from the rain clouds and danced in the heavens, emitting brilliant rays of light, as the masses, frightened, watched on.

High school gridiron star earns national spotlight

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Matthew Ljuden still has no clue who submitted his name and highlight tape for consideration in NFL Canada’s Way to Play High School initiative.

St. Robert student creates app to treat Tourette’s

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Jerry Di knows what it’s like to live with Tourette Syndrome.

Resiliency tested in third pandemic school year

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As students returned to school this month, they were confronted by the challenges of yet another scholastic year marred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.