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Without the suffering and bloodshed of the Passion of Christ, we could not receive His mercy and forgiveness. For the last 27 years, St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Brampton, Ont., has put on a outdoor Stations of the Cross throughout the city.

Guelph students at home in Newman chaplaincy

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When Hannah Haasen walks into Newman Centre Guelph, there might be students cooking in the kitchen, confession being heard in the next room and a lively conversation going on in front of the old-fashioned fireplace.

At Calling All Girls conference, moms, daughters learn about real girl power

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Mothers and daughters were brought together on March 24 to learn more about successes and struggles that have defined the growing empowerment of women.

St. Monica's camp mixes faith and fun for children

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It’s early Monday morning during March break and St. Monica’s is bursting with youthful energy. Instead of sleeping in, children are signing in to spend their day at the parish’s March break camp.

Toronto chaplaincies gather to learn about Middle East persecution

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Amid a backdrop of the historical Christian village of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, Athra Kado passionately talked about protecting his Assyrian people as a soldier of the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit.

Local environmental conference turns into nationwide call to action

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What started out as a local conference for Toronto students to help save polar regions has escalated into a nationwide call to action.

Lift Jesus Higher rally turns 25

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Seven years ago, David Patterson attended his first Lift Jesus Higher rally. It changed his life.

Archdiocese of Toronto calls youth to authentic love

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Matt Fradd is challenging hundreds of youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto to seek authentic love.

Ottawa teen now inspires others to take faith in action

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For Thomas Lindale, going on a mission trip to India with Free the Children (now WE Charity) was really about being God’s light in the world.

Youth volunteers energize Tijuana migrant shelters

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When Fr. Michael Pace first arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, he couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed.

Friar’s essay winners bring message of unity

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Writing on the theme of reconciliation proved to be an education for some of the entrants to the Friars’ Student Writing Awards — including the winner.