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My grandmother once told me a story. A farmer’s wife noticed a rat running through the kitchen and told her husband to set a trap. When the rat saw the trap, he got scared because he might be caught. He went to ask his friends for advice.

Youth are called to Rise Up at Vancouver conference

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VANCOUVER – It was called the Rise Up conference, but it could just as easily have been called the Speak Up.

Ottawa youth make new friends at diocesan party

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More than a hundred middle school and high school youth, along with their parish youth coordinators, gathered at a diocesan-wide Advent party in Ottawa on Dec. 16.

Speaking Out: It's time to stand up for the pre-born

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In late March 2016, it was announced that a Women’s Wellness Centre was being built in Summerside, P.E.I. It is the first abortion clinic to open on the Island and is scheduled to begin seeing patients in January 2017.

Hamilton's St. Thomas More holds annual campaign to support less fortunate

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Miracles are rare, but students at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton make them an annual event.

Speaking Out: The light of Christmas will shine through

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I found myself rushing through a grocery store on a busy Friday afternoon at the end of an arduous week. There was Christmas music blaring throughout the store, my stomach was grumbling and I was frantically picking my way through the produce section before I had to be at work.

Young Catholics find a home away from home in Helsinki club

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HELSINKI, Finland – In an inconspicuous red brick church in the southeast corner of downtown Helsinki, a small group of young adults gather on a Tuesday in the chapel to share in prayer, sacrament and fellowship.

Sports can’t compete with duty to my faith

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Ever since I was a young girl, sports have been my outlet. The rush of energy that comes from scoring a goal, the thrill of passing someone in a race, the satisfaction of mastering a skill, are moments I lived for.

Annual Catholic Family Services benefit puts focus on abuse among teens

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It was a night filled with chatter and soft Christmas tunes, but with a very serious message about women abuse.

Silence is golden for Adoration

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Have you ever sat in complete silence for a half hour?

Youth ministers learn new tools for evangelization at conference

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Youth ministry is about awakening souls and being alive in God’s love and mercy, said Dan Dematte, the keynote speaker at last week’s Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network conference.