Youth Speak News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March for Life Youth Banquet hits all the right notes

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OTTAWA – The electronic sounds of Transform DJs filled the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre on May 11, giving a lively and vibrant edge to an evening promoting the sanctity of human life.

Documentary 'Open Bethlehem' turns into mission for peace

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Finding peace in the birthplace of Christ has been an elusive mission, but one that Leila Sansour has taken on with determined vigour through her documentary film Open Bethlehem.

Youth challenged to learn more about crisis in Syria

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A former Syrian refugee challenged high school students to become more involved in the world by shocking them with stories of the harsh realities of life in a refugee camp.

Digital devices are competing with parents, says counsellor

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Digital devices are competing with parents in forming relationships with their children, says a parenting expert.

Toronto archdiocese tries to keep up with demand for youth ministers

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TORONTO – Youth ministers are in demand at the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Office of Catholic Youth is trying to keep up.

Brampton's St. Anthony’s youth help lead outdoor Stations of the Cross

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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.