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QUEBEC CITY - Instead of ringing in the New Year partying at a club at the stroke of midnight, about 450 young people from across Canada broke out into song praising God.

Compass clubs offer spiritual guidance at three campuses

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HAMILTON, Ont. - Three years ago, a group of Catholic students at McMaster University noticed a spiritual void in their university lives so they started a chapter of the Compass Catholic Fellowship group on campus. Compass is an international student-run Catholic group with Canadian chapters at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.

Small town faith thrives among youth

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YARMOUTH, N.S. - The St. Ambrose Cathedral parish youth group of Yarmouth is known to travel three hours by caravan for youth events in Halifax. Each member often spends his or her own money to get there. This tight-knit group rises to the challenge of keeping the faith in a small community where young people typically flee after high school.

Youth challenged to grow in faith

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OTTAWA - Greg Lindor went on Challenge's 145th retreat mid-November at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Ottawa. Away from his studies, he cleared his mind and renewed his faith. Since 1967, thousands of young people like Lindor have recharged their batteries through the Challenge movement.
 

Communities walk together lighting The Way

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TORONTO - Every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. about 60 ethnically diverse members of the Neocatechumenal Way gather in the parish basement of Immaculate Conception Church in Toronto waiting for Mass to begin.

An inside look at cloistered life

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ST. AGATHA, Ont. - The York University chaplaincy took six young women on a vocation vacation mid-November where they spent a weekend getting a glimpse of what religious life entails.

Communities walk together lighting The Way

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TORONTO - Every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. about 60 ethnically diverse members of the Neocatechumenal Way gather in the parish basement of Immaculate Conception Church in Toronto waiting for Mass to begin.

An inside look at cloistered life

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ST. AGATHA, Ont. - The York University chaplaincy took six young women on a vocation vacation mid-November where they spent a weekend getting a glimpse of what religious life entails.

Computer game teaches about hunger crisis

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Food Force gameTORONTO - Catholic students across Ontario might soon play computer games inside the classroom instead of outside.

Julie Marshall, Canadian communications consultant for the United Nations World Food Program, has approached more than 20 Catholic school boards in Ontario about including Food Force in school curriculums.

Students teach students about the faith

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NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - When Thomas Parente found out that St. Pius X parish in North Vancouver was in need of catechism teachers, he willingly signed up to spend Tuesday nights with a group of Grade 6 students.

Walking lightly on the earth

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Jerome BiolloCALGARY  - Jerome Biollo tries to do his part to reduce his human footprint on the earth. When Biollo, a 25-year-old geologist, moved into his new home in February 2005 in northwest Calgary, he got into the habit of recycling and composting. He also installed energy-saving light bulbs throughout his entire house and a programmable thermostat to regulate room temperature.