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I have never once set foot on a school bus. I have never been taught in a traditional school at all. This is because ever since I started kindergarten, I have been homeschooled.

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.

Speaking Out: E-Rosary an option for new generation


If there is an over-used excuse for neglecting our duty to pray the rosary, it would be busyness. 

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.

Speaking Out: YOU program puts love in a new light


Teens in the Ontario’s Diocese of Pembroke are learning about love and sexuality in a radically different way than might be expected in today’s culture.

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.

Speaking Out: The real story of Halloween


What’s orange, black and spooky all over? It’s the scarily carved out pumpkins that began appearing  on front lawns and porches as soon as the clock struck midnight on Oct. 1.

Program prepares youth for the next election

By Joshua Santos, The Catholic Register

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.

Speaking Out: We can’t deny our faith’s truth


A few weeks ago, the Globe and Mail ran an article about the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s ongoing debate on whether or not to include the terms “gender identity, gender expression, marital status and family status” in its Code of Conduct. Prior to that, I had attended a meeting purely out of curiosity at the Catholic Education Centre in Toronto at which this matter was discussed, so I wasn’t surprised to see a secular newspaper pick up on the issue. 

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. 

Speaking Out: Inside the teen vaping crisis


The unknown is frightening. I think that is one reason why many people are afraid of the dark. We do not know what is lurking out there. It is not familiar and reassuringly clear like the daylight.