Youth Speak News

As a frequent rider of the subway, I have seen the Canada 150 ads that feature influential young adults and posing the question of how they will shape the future of our country.

Pope Francis: Help youth see blessings of adulthood

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ROME – Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

Speaking Out: Be a living testimony for the secular society

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A recent Ipsos poll conducted for Global News showed that 51 per cent of Canadians polled believe that religion does more harm than good.

D&P hosts ecojustice forum for youth

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Farmers, not corporations, must come first in the effort to promote ecological justice, a youth forum sponsored by Development and Peace Canada was told.

Speaking Out: Keeping my faith after high school

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Staying connected to my faith has always been easy for me. During my high school years at Holy Name of Mary College School, I attended mandatory Mass once a month, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and participated in faith-related reflections for class.

Youth rally bears fruit for Hamilton

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With the success of this year’s event, the Hamilton Diocese youth rally may become an annual affair.

Speaking Out: Pentecost renews the truth and promises of Easter

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Recently, I read an article by American author and speaker Joshua Harris titled “The Room.” In the article, the narrator finds himself in a small filing room, filled with catalogue cards that detail every moment of his life.

Glorious and Free seminar examines Catholic history in Canada

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As Canada reflects on its 150 years of Confederation, Fr. Raymond de Souza has dug a little deeper to unearth the Catholic perspective on the story behind the history.

Speaking Out: Teenage dating the right way

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When I was a kid, I had a crush on a girl. As far as I was concerned I was going to grow up, marry this girl, have kids with her, etc. However, later on I developed a crush on a different girl.

Young U.S. politician proves age no barrier to making a difference

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OTTAWA – At an age when many teens struggle just to get that high school history essay done, Saira Blair was making her own history.

Speaking Out: A little ‘me’ time will do wonders

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It was mid-April when I had my first Friday night off work since the beginning of September.