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Anthony Hamon closed his eyes and pictured his friend. He suddenly realized the truth in Catholic lay evangelist Patrick Sullivan’s words: someone in your life needs you to be holy. 

Thinking about family on this Remembrance Day


Remembrance Day is a time to remember all of Canada’s veterans, but it is also carries a very personal message for Cooper Pickering.

Youth called to be saints at One Rock conference


CALGARY -- Sarah Willette may be just an ordinary university student, but she felt challenged to be a saint after attending One Rock 2.0, the Diocese of Calgary’s annual young adult conference.

Students bracing for rough ride on the labour front


If the first month of the school year is any indication, it’s going to be a bumpy ride for education in Ontario for the foreseeable future.

Keeping faith during cancer diagnosis


Sixteen-year-old Isabella Auer’s diagnosis of cancer has not made her path easy, but she has risen to accept her disease with faith and courage.

Program prepares youth for the next election


Thousands of first-time voters — including many young people born in this century — will head to the polls in the Oct. 21 federal election, along with millennials who make up Canada’s biggest voting bloc.

Wilno pilgrimage proves to be good for the soles


Christi Lee Wah had been on pilgrimages before, yet she was not expecting the incredible challenge that would come with Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s annual Wilno pilgrimage. 

To teach is to serve, to serve is to learn


Frater Marlon Bobier Vargas knew that his calling was to teach and to serve, but what he didn’t know was that his classroom went beyond the confines of four walls. 

The spiritual battle of treating your mental health


It’s no coincidence that the head is the first part of the body to be anointed or blessed when receiving sacraments.

YOUCAT for Kids - a good introduction to the Catholic Church


“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” 

I came upon this Moroccan proverb in Bullets, Blood & Stones: The Journey of a Child Soldier, by Donna White. It made me realize how important it is to engage children in their Catholic faith at a young age. Children need a solid base in Catholic morality to develop their conscience and learn to love virtue. 

Camp aims to bring out the very best in boys


Riley McGuire has some fond memories of summer camp life. Now he’s hoping to create new ones for the next generation.