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Coming from a society where we live with our parents till the day we wed, I never had to worry about paying the bills or making sure that the pantry was well-stocked. Those were the concerns of “grown-ups” while all I had to do was pay attention in school and stay out of trouble. For 19 years, I lived in an environment where “things just got done” for me. However, two years ago, I left Singapore to further my education at Simon Fraser University. This is where the real adventure in life began.

Creative ministry ignites a ‘Revolution’

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{mosimage}CALGARY - Youth ministries across southern Calgary are teaming up for a series of monthly theme nights called Revolution. 

God in the bedroom

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{mosimage}HALIFAX - Newlyweds Vincent and Vanessa Chevrier are big supporters of natural family planning (NFP) and give talks for marriage preparation courses. They teach other couples about the method while explaining its use within their marriage.

Christians must offer hope to others

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Editor's Note: This is a runner-up essay winner in the Friars’ Student Writing Award. Jennifer Beggs is a Grade 12 student at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. Over the coming weeks we will publish all six winning essays.

{mosimage}As Christians we have a duty. It is our responsibility, not only to live in peace and follow the Word of God, but to reach out and offer hope to others. We must put aside our differences and prejudgments, and lead by example. When we follow God’s lessons and teachings, it reflects in our actions and people notice the positive message we portray. Our ability to fulfill this duty lies in unity.

 

Steubenville Atlantic kicks off

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{mosimage}HALIFAX - On Jan. 19 more than 300 people came out to the Saint Mary’s University theatre in Halifax for the Steubenville Atlantic High School Conference pre-launch party for a night of praise and worship music, speakers and testimonies.

A common purpose in Jesus

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Editor's Note: this is the second place winner of the Friars’ Student Writing Award sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and The Catholic Register. Nicole Fernandes is a Grade 11 student at St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School in Toronto.


{mosimage}Christian unity is far more than just the unity of Christians in the same belief, doctrine or principle. It is the unity of all Christians under the fellowship of Christ in whom we are all one. I believe that Catholic and Orthodox churches should come together and pray without ceasing because the power of prayer is massive and Jesus asked God to keep us united. I believe that by doing that we can achieve Christian unity and help change the world.

Opening the door to religious diversity

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{mosimage}TORONTO - A school visit to three places of worship is not an average field trip, but this is exactly what 50 Canadian Catholic schools have experienced since 2001.

The field trip is offered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity, a privately funded organization that began from a small experimental initiative six years ago. 

Faith and reason equals truth

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It is muzzled, ignored and ridiculed by some professors and students of the most esteemed academic institutions of the world. Pitted against secular society and struggling to manifest itself against a backdrop of persecution, truth has become an enemy, and its pursuit, an erupting war on university campuses.

St. Paul urges Christians to 'be at peace'

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{mosimage}From the conception of the Catholic Church to the present day, Christians have existed as a proud, yet humble people, full of courage and hope. Thousands died for Christ throughout the ages, be it in battles fought over the Holy Land, or in the merciless and bloody persecutions of tyrants and unjust empires.

Friars' essay contest winners announced

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Michael Scaffidi placed first in the sixth annual Friars' Student Writing Award contest for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which runs from Jan. 20 to 27.

Wordly distractions mask our true purpose

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Pain. Loss. Injustice. In these situations some common questions we ask are what is the cause of my misery? Why do corrupt people seem to gain the greatest rewards like success and wealth, while practiSing Christian believers appear to suffer? I frequently read the Old Testament, particularly the story of Job, because it holds the answers to these questions.