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National Campus Life Network (NCLN) is getting its face-to-face pro-life activism groove back.

Teacher/author lights path to spiritual discovery

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An assignment for Lillian Conti’s Grade 11 religious classes laid the foundation for a book that has drawn much praise in Catholic teaching circles and is now set for the launch of an updated edition.

Build A Dream and the girls will come

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Female students in Grades 7 through 12 were introduced to the world of trades as a future option at an expo in Toronto April 28.

Taekwondo priest helps connect body, mind, soul

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Watching Fr. Guy Roberts lead children in a martial arts class with a distinctly Catholic emphasis, it’s hard to decide what to focus on first.

Steubenville Toronto to make 2022 return

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Barring a sudden, misfortunate shift in the COVID-19 pandemic trajectory, the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) is poised to resuscitate Steubenville Toronto, Canada’s largest conference for Catholic teens, this summer.

Friars’ contest winner inspired on home front

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Liya Lijoe Thottungal did not have to look far for her inspiration in penning the winning the entry for the annual Friars’ Student Writing Contest.

Finding womanhood in a world of radical feminism

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“The woman I was taught to be at home was completely contradicted by the North American culture,” recalled Dorothy Pilarski during her introductory remarks for the 2022 Calling All Girls conference on March 25.

Student prayers spark Ukraine rescue effort

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The power of prayer and the aid of technology has united two families thousands of miles apart in an international rescue operation — all at the instigation of two 12-year-old girls.

Salesians invite youth to ‘jump in’ to service

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As the floodgates of international travel open with more and more pandemic restrictions tapering off this month, a Catholic-oriented NGO, Volunteers in International Development, Education and Service (VIDES), is offering a global experience for youth looking to fly with a purpose.

Ordinandi find vocation in stillness and prayer

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“Our life is too short to waste it on being mediocre. We must dive into life, not just dip our toes,” said Archbishop of Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins, one of the guest speakers of the Archdiocese of Toronto’s 2022 Ordinandi Dinner Youth Event. 

Military chaplain credits providence for her call

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“Love has surprised and sent me.” In these words, Virginia-Ann Mervar, 26, introduced her vocation story during a Theology on Tap online talk hosted by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office of Catholic Youth.