Archive: Gay Teen, Sister Susan Kidd, Planet Parent, and Paddlemaker

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As every parent knows, raising a child, especially through the teen years is a tricky job. But for the parent of a gay or lesbian child, the degree of difficulty can be much higher. And what about the teen? Not only are they coping with their own feelings, they're also dealing with the reactions and sometimes discrimination of others. My guests today know all about dealing with this: Marlene Morais, Vice President of PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and University student Anna Penner. TVO runs a documentary tonight on one woman's decision to become a nun. It's a choice fewer and fewer women are making. Two years ago, only 50 women answered the call to join the sisterhood. With an aging population -- the average age of a nun in Canada is 71 -- there are concerns that nuns may soon become extinct. So what can be done? Well, Sister Susan Kidd, of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Montreal, is on a recruitment campaign. She's travelling to schools across Canada encouraging young women to consider a religious life. She's here to tell us how the campaign is going. This show contains a Planet Parent clip and a Studio2 piece "Paddlemaker". Show is phone-in based and viewers can also participate via email.
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Mar 27, 2002
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