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St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica is more than just a historical monument. For the faithful people of the Archdiocese of Toronto, it is an expression of honour, worship and tradition.

Catholic gap year ideas


After graduating high school, most people think they only have two options: college or university. But what about neither? 

Interfaith studies student helps youth grow in faith


As a young adult, Emma Lim had a lot of questions about her faith. But she didn’t have anyone to talk to. Now working as a psychotherapist, she confronts these questions with her clients every day. 

YSN reacts to Christus Vivit


On April 2, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation in response to the Synod on Young People last October. The YSN team carefully combed through the document and here are some of their reactions. 

Student posters featured at Avengers premiere


Michael Bocale doesn’t know if he’s going to walk the red carpet or meet any celebrities, but he’s excited nonetheless. 

Lessons from Lent to bring to Easter season


MISSISSUAGA - Fr. Carlos Macatangga said that Christ died on the cross so that we might have eternal life.

Better tech means better events for Vancouver youth


VANCOUVER - A team of local missionaries is hoping to spend less time fundraising and more time in the field thanks to funding they’ll receive from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Toronto students connect with old Church in Europe


Jacob Boodoo hadn’t set foot on a plane since he was two years old so boarding a flight to Europe during March break was already an adventure for the 16-year-old.

Toronto Catholic school board launches new interfaith youth alliance

Sixteen-year-old Mariam Khoshaba is determined to see a future of world religions united in purpose — even if it’s one name tag at a time.

Friars' Writing Contest: Students speak out on healing broken world


The entrants in the annual Friars’ Student Writing Contest did not make it easy on judges from The Catholic Register

The contest drew many quality essays on the question referring to Deuteronomy 16:18-30: How can Catholics and Christians of all denominations unite to create a more just society and be examples of Christ’s healing grace in a broken world?

Last week we published the winning entry from Lucas Georgey of St. Michael’s Choir School. This week, we feature the second and third place winners — Vincent Pham from Chaminade College School and Nathan Nambiar from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School. Pham has earned the second-place prize of an iPad while Nambiar is awarded a Google Home smart speaker.

Calgary fosters culture of life at TOB conference


Calgary’s first Theology of the Body conference was Bishop William McGrattan’s vision in action.