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Aaaahhh, New Years. The time where last year's unresolved resolutions are reviewed and rewritten. There is one resolution, however, that we as Catholics should make and keep every moment, or else there'll be, well, Hell to pay. The resolution I'm talking about, of course, is to encounter the Father.

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.

Keeping the homeless frostbite free

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SUDBURY, Ont. - Waxy, bumpy and discoloured fingers and toes were enough to spring the young people of St. Kevin's parish in the diocese of Sault Ste. Marie here into action. Frostbite becomes a serious issue in the Greater Sudbury area, especially for the homeless, where winters can see temperatures remain around -30C with wind chill.

In anticipation of Advent

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The plight of the university student during the holidays is a strange one. The timing of the exam period seems almost like a conspiracy as far as important times in the Catholic Church. While others celebrate Advent, anticipating the coming of Christ's birth, students hunker down and crack their textbooks open, some, like myself, for the first time since September for a furious and grueling month of studying for the necessary evil of end-of-term exams.

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.
 

Seeing Christmas through a child's eyes

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Recently, my fiancé Ian and I spent a Saturday at the Toronto Zoo. Although the animals were amazing to see, I found myself most entertained by the children with their parents.

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.

Sitting on the other side of the desk

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Less than six years ago, I was a Catholic high school student sitting in classes and hanging out with friends. Now I find myself sitting on the other side of the desk. As a teacher at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School, I not only have the job of learning new skills but extending those learning skills outward to my students. 
  

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.