Youth Speak News
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.
Every so often, I get questioning looks directed at the cross hanging from my neck. Sometimes, people are curious to know what that wooden symbol means.
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.
When I saw houses that were falling apart and children walking around with tattered clothing, my heart sank. I’d seen pictures of third-world countries and had heard stories of the less fortunate, but my eyes were opened when I stepped into this life for a week.
What started out as a local conference for Toronto students to help save polar regions has escalated into a nationwide call to action.
Matt Fradd is challenging hundreds of youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto to seek authentic love.
Bigoted. Patriarchal. Sexist.
We’ve all heard the way some people talk about the Catholic Church — in our schools, at work, in the mainstream media or on the Internet. They say it’s an ancient institution, stuck in the past, left behind by modern progress in women’s rights.