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Imagine yourself as a tree. 

We all start off as small little seeds and the water is all of the blessings and gifts the Lord grants us in order to grow. Slowly over time, we grow into a tall, strong and beautiful tree. The fruits that we bear are everything that we have to offer to others and to the Lord. 

Canada’s abortion laws are misguided

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals captivated Canadians during last year’s election campaign with its vision to create a new Canada — a humanitarian Canada focused on making the world a more optimistic and equal place. But in its good-natured desire for rapid change, the government’s efforts to protect the dignity of the human person have been misguided. 

Visiting Auschwitz changed my life

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Life has a knack for continuously shaping our perspectives, for changing how we view the world through exposure to new experiences and ideas. These changes can be gradual or arrive in a sudden rush of mind-blowing revelation, as happened when my life was changed by my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Youth Rally igniting the flame of mercy with young people

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Hundreds of youth between Grades 7-12 from across Southwestern Ontario gathered on May 21at C.Y.O. Camp Brebeuf in Rockton, Ont. for the first annual youth rally organized by the Diocese of Hamilton.

Confirmation isn’t like graduation

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I recently read an article about how Confirmation is often seen as a milestone, like graduation, rather than a sacred tradition. This led me to think back on my own experience with the sacrament.

CFC-Youth for Christ encourages creativity at annual conference

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As journeys begin in our lives, we all start from humble beginnings, especially in our relationships with the Lord. That is exactly how the ministry of CFC-Youth for Christ began here in Canada.

A nation united by great tragedy

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There is no doubt that the events at Fort McMurray are a tragedy. But the tragedy lies not only in the destruction, but in the disruption of everyday life.

Managing finances like a saint

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TORONTO – Living in a materialistic world of impulse buying and celebrity culture, Quentin Schesnuik acknowledges how easily we are moved away from God. But by integrating faith with finances, we have the choice to treat our material possessions how God intends us to and to treat it in a healthier way.

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

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Power. Betrayal. Love. All the words that come to mind after having watched The Huntsman: Winter’s War. As simple as these words may sound, they are anything but that. These words continue to creep into our lives, especially when we least expect it, and challenge our character.

Capturing D.R.E.A.M.S. on film

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For 17 years, Hamilton, Ont.’s St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School students have been helping dreams come true in the global south. This year, it is being captured on film.

Teens at risk from gambling

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There is no hiding the fact that gambling is a popular pastime amongst adults. Whether it be betting on sports, purchasing lotto tickets or visiting a casino, the gambling world is vast. But what most people don’t realize is that gambling has also become a rising problem with the younger generation.