Youth Speak News

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.

Controversy overshadows film’s message of loyalty and service

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I was feeling a tad hypocritical about A Dog’s Purpose. For one, I’m not really a dog person and for another, this movie has been the subject of much controversy regarding the treatment of its canine stars.

Calling aspiring writers to the Youth Speak News team

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Are you a university or senior high school student?

Are you curious about the world around you?

Would you like to interview interesting people?

Do you want to enrich your faith?

Do you like to write?

The day I met the Pope

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Not many people can say that they’ve met Pope Francis, but I can.

How youth discover their faith through music

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From the moment Ryan Hermack wakes up in the morning to the moment before he goes to sleep at night, his Spotify playlist shuffles through hundreds of Christian praise music.

Young people are leading the future of ecumenism

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There was a time when Catholics, Protestants and other Christian denominations were largely isolated from each other.

‘Silence’ shows struggle to hear the voice of God

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Upon entering the screening room to watch Silence, I was prepared for a film that would share a horrendous part of the history of Catholicism.